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Name: An Act Strengthening the Prohibition on Discrimination against Women with Respect to Terms and Conditions of Employment, amending for this purpose article 135 of the Labor Code, as amended (Republic Act No. 6725).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment; Non-discrimination; Education, vocational guidance and training; Conditions of employment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1989-05-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1989-07-10, Vol. 85, No. 28, pp. 4326-4327
ISN: PHL-1989-L-8153
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=8153&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1989-07-10, Vol. 85, No. 28, pp. 4326-4327
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Philippine Commission on Women, Philippines PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2015-05-11)
Abstract/Citation: This Act amends s.135 of the Labor Code (LS 1974-Phi. 1A) to strengthen the prohibition of discrimination against women with respect to terms and conditions of employment. It defines discrimination as paying lesser compensation to a woman for work of equal value and favouring a male employee on account of sex with respect to promotion, training opportunities, study and scholarship grants. In addition to penalties provided under the Code, the aggrieved employee may file a claim for money damages and affirmative relief.
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