Gov’t passes bill on Romania joining Violence, Harassment Convention

The government of Romania has approved a bill under which Romania joins the International Labour Organisation Convention 190/2019 concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work.

According to the Ministry of Labour, this way employees will be better protected against violence and harassment at work.

By acts of harassment and violence it is understood physical abuse, verbal abuse, harassment and mobbing, sexual harassment, threats and stalking/surveillance.

In addition, the space in which harassment is considered to be related to delegation work, team building, travelling to work, any public or private space related to the workplace and online communication is expanded.

According to the ministry, not only employees will be protected, but also people in the training period (trainees, apprentices), those whose employment has ended, volunteers, job candidates and people exercising authority , the duties or responsibilities of an employer.