Resources on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

  1. Publication

    Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: ILO Convention No. 190, Recommendation No. 206, and the accompanying Resolution

    25 September 2019

  2. Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

    World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

    03 June 2019

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

  3. Research Department Working Paper n°31

    Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.

  4. Special 2018 issue

    World of Work magazine: Violence at work

    24 May 2018

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).

  5. Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Grievance handling

    19 March 2018

    Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.

  6. Violence and Harassment at Work

    The Threat of Physical and Psychosocial Violence and Harassment in Digitalized Work

    06 February 2018

    The workplace is changing rapidly, due to the recent increase of new technologies. Digitalization is impacting management and organisation of workplaces across the world, transforming how, how much, where, and under what conditions, people work.

  7. Special 2017 issue

    World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  8. Publication

    Code of conduct and guidelines to prevent and address sexual harassment in workplace

    20 September 2016

    The right to safe working conditions and equality in treatment at the workplace are inseparable from the right to work. The right to work can be seriously impaired with when employees are subjected to sexual and gender based forms of violence such as sexual harassment in the workplace.

  9. Publication

    PRIDE at work: A study on discrimination at work on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Thailand

    14 May 2015

    GED Working Paper No. 3/2015

  10. Publication

    Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints. Practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace

    06 January 2012

    Work-related stress is one of the most important issues in many countries. The negative impacts of stress are multiform and can include circulatory and gastrointestinal diseases as well as physical, psychosomatic and psycho-social problems. These in turn can lead to poor work performance, high accident and injury rates, and low productivity.