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Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Acts In The Workplace (Online)

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on May 27, 2024 at 9:00 am

Course Description

Many employers and employees are unfamiliar with the ramifications of R. A. 7877, otherwise known as the Anti Sexual Harassment Act of 1999. Violating this law is ground for dismissal and constitutes a criminal offense that penalizes an offender to a fine, imprisonment, or both. The Company is solidarily liable for damages if it takes no immediate action after being informed of such acts.

There are other requirements of the Company, like having a specific policy against sexual harassment, etc., that, if unacted upon, can run into trouble with DOLE inspectors. Sexual harassment is a severe offense that can affect the brand image of a company. The best preventive action is to educate employees, especially the management staff.

The seminar will answer questions like what constitutes sexual harassment. What remarks, gestures, and demeanors are to be avoided? Does SH apply only to superiors taking advantage of their subordinates? Does it not apply also to subordinates who committed SH against superiors? Does the law cover SH among LGBTQs? Is there a prescriptive period to file a complaint? If so, are there exceptions to the prescriptive requirement? These and many more will be answered in the seminar.

Additionally, pertinent laws require your Company to be free from discrimination. Acts of discrimination not only give your Company a lousy name but could subject it to litigation costs of time and money, aside from affecting the morale of your employees. The result is it will not help your Company attract, motivate, and retain the right talents in the workforce.

This seminar consists of two modules: (a) the fundamentals of the Anti-Sexual Harassment law and (b) the laws on anti-discrimination in the workplace.


  • Lecture
  • Case studies/workshop

Course Outline

  1. The Anti-Sexual Harassment law
  2. What Constitutes Sexual Harassment
  3. Legal and International Framework of Sexual Harassment
  4. SH is a gender-based act or acts committed by persons with authority
  5. Can SH be committed by peers or subordinates?
  6. Does it cover LGBTs?
  7. Can there be same-sex sexual harassment?
  8. Elements of Sexual Harassment
  9. Forms of Sexual Harassment
  10. Other Forms of Sexual Harassment
  11. The Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act
  12. Adverse Effects of SH to Victims and the Company
  13. Obligations of the Company under the Law
    1. Education of all employees about the law
    2. Immediate response of the Employer to SH Complaints
    3. Establishment of the CODI
  14. Jurisprudence
  15. The Anti-Discrimination Laws
    1. R. A. 6725 – Prohibition on Discrimination Against Women
    2. R. A. 10911 – Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment
    3. R. A. 7277 – Magna Carta for Disabled Persons

Resource Speaker

Atty. Ranulfo (Noli) P. Payos was a lecturer in the De La Salle Professional School, Inc. Graduate School of Business’ corporate governance program. He is the Chairman of a management consulting firm, Change Management International, Inc. He is the Vice President of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Vice President of ECOP Institute of Productivity and Competitiveness (EIPC). Likewise, he was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as a representative of the employer sector.

He was.appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as Commissioner of the Tripartite Voluntary Arbitration Advisory Council (TVAAC) and is currently a member of the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) and Tripartite Executive Committee (TEC) An awardee of People Manager of the Year in 1987, he is a Diplomate in Personnel Management and was elected President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) for two terms. He was a former member of the Board of Regents of Rizal Technological University. He also elected President of the Society of Fellows in Personnel Management. He was a former member of the Society of Human Resources of USA (SHRM).

Atty. Payos has had 31 years of professional experience in Human Resources Management occupying senior executive positions in several multinational companies until his retirement in 1994 as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Administration and Corporate Secretary of Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. He also held leadership positions in various professional and civic organizations. Moreover, he took up MBA studies and continuing management education and training programs in several reputable schools and institutions in the Philippines, U.S.A., and the United Kingdom. He has also attended international conferences on human resources management and labor relations in the U.S.A., ASEAN countries, Japan, Australia, Hongkong, Korea, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland. He was 6 times employers’ delegate to the International Labor Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland. His areas of expertise lie in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Training and Development, Manpower Planning, Executive Selection and Placement, Corporate Communications, Job Evaluation, and Performance Management.

He is a co-author of the book “Personnel Management in the 21st Century” – a revision of the book originally written by PMAP founder and first President, entitled “Personnel Management.” and author of the newly-minted book, “Human Resource Management – From the Practitioner’s Point of View.”

Program Schedule

May 20 and 22, 2024; 9:00am-12:00pm via Zoom and ECOP eCampus

Program Fees

Regular Price/Non-member rate: Php 4,000.00

All ECOP members are entitled to a member-rate discount using a coupon code. To get a code, kindly contact our Training Department at [email protected].

Important Notes

  1. The training slot is confirmed only upon receipt of payment. Only confirmed (paid) participants will be given access to the training.
  2. The registration fee must be paid not later than two (2) working days before the first session of the training.
  3. The speaker will make available learning materials that participants will use in this training program. It can be downloaded from our eCampus platform.
  4. The recorded video of the session will be uploaded in our eCampus platform after each training session.
  5. Participants will receive e-certificates after the training.

Deadline for Registration: May 20, 2024
Deadline for Payment: May 21, 2024

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For more inquiries, you may contact us via ECOP Training and Development: [email protected]


May 27
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