Cabinet has approved the Harassment of Women at Workplace (Amendment) Bill 2021, which will now be laid before the National Assembly for further approval and implementation, Federal Minister for Human Rights confirmed on Friday.
The minister on Twitter said the bill seeks to close gaps in the original law, especially in relation to the definition of a “workplace”.
“After approval from CCLC yesterday, the cabinet gave approval to our bill The Harassment of Women at Workplace (Amendment) Bill 2021 which seeks to close the gaps in the original law especially in relation to “workplace”. [We] will be laying it before NA now,” the minister wrote on Twitter.
Amendments seek to extend protection to various forms of harassment at work without any gender discrimination.