Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Labour Code prohibits sexual harassment of women at workplace. Labour code prohibits any kind of physical, psychological or sexual gestures or actions directed at a person or an assault on their property on the grounds of their sex. Such action or gesture deprives them of their rights and negatively affects them

If a worker resigns after being victim of violence and sexual harassment at work, the dismissal is considered unfair dismissal. A worker must not be dismissed on reporting or having testified of violence.

Any employer or any other person guilty of exercising sexual harassment by way of orders, intimidation and terrorizing a person he/she leads is liable to imprisonment of two years to five years and a fine between one hundred thousand Rwandan francs and two hundred thousand Rwandan francs.

Source: Articles  9-11 of the Law regulating Labour in Rwanda, 2009 (aka Labour Code), Article 24 of the N°59/2008 of 10/09/2008 Law on prevention and punishment of gender- based violence