Discrimination of Women Workers (Labor Code)

The Labor Code provides regulations against discrimination of female employees. RA 9710 also provides for regulations on discrimination of female employees.

ACTS OF DISCRIMINATION UNDER THE LABOR CODE

Article 135 of the Labor Code considers as unlawful the act of an employer to discriminate against any woman employee with respect to terms and conditions of employment solely on account of her sex.
More specifically, it enumerates the following acts of discrimination: (a) Payment of a lesser compensation, including wage, salary or other form of remuneration and fringe benefits, to a female employee as against a male employee, for work of equal value; and (b) Favoring a male employee over a female employee with respect to promotion, training opportunities, study and scholarship grants solely on account of their sexes.

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