Sexual harassment at workplace needs to be solved thoroughly to protect legitimate rights of every worker and ensure a healthy and productive working environment, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam Gyorgy Sziraczki has said.

Sziraczki made the statement at a workshop held in the central city of Da Nang on December 26, with the introduction of a guide and enterprises’ good practices on preventing and addressing sexual harassment at workplace.

Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Hoang Van Dung said that the guide will provide enterprises with knowledge and methods to prevent and address the bad behaviour, which will contribute to the development of harmonious labour relations in businesses.

Over the past time, the ILO and the VCCI have coordinated to implement a pilot programme on preventing and combating the bad behaviour at several enterprises, especially since this sensitive issue for the first time was prohibited in the amended 2012 Labour Code which started effect on May 1, 2013.

With the support of the pilot programme, some enterprises have banned this behaviour in their work regulations.

They have also set up communication campaigns and organised training activities to raise the awareness of sexual harassment at workplace.-VNA