Why is sexual harassment regulated in different acts?
- Why is sexual harassment regulated in different acts?
Different acts have different purposes.
The purpose of the Discrimination Act is to combat discrimination and promote equal rights and opportunities in, for example, workplaces.
The purpose of the Work Environment Act and the Work Environment Authority’s regulations is to promote health and safety at work and they focus on the employer’s obligations to work with prevention.
Both acts contain different obligations for employers and different rights for those who work in the employer’s organisation.