CHL GVT Workplace Harassment Law

On Dec. 13, CHL GVT passed workplace harassment bill, labor code.

  • CHL GVT bill to modify Labor code and other legal mandates regarding prevention, investigation and punishment of workplace, sexual harassment or violence at work.
  • Document dated Dec. 13, 2023, received from CHL GVT Dec. 24, summarized Dec. 29.
  • Workplace Harassment and Violence
  • Amended to allow for violent-free workplace, prohibiting workplace harassment, sexual/gender-based harassment, violence outside workplace that impacts workers.
  • Employers must create protocol to prevent sexual and workplace harassment/violence.
  • Prevention protocol and procedure for workers would comply with Title IV of Book II.
  • Employers must report semi-annually channels it maintains for receiving complaints.
  • Affected person must submit complaint in writing or verbally to the company, establishment or service, or to the respective Labor Inspection, copy to complainant.
  • After investigation, employer apply measures or sanctions within 15 days of receipt.
  • The dismissed worker may challenge said decision before the competent court.
  • Outlines process for dismissal in event prosecutor decides to dismiss the allegations.
  • Prosecutor must adopt measures for psychological care, separation of physical space.
  • Effectiveness
  • Law will be effective on 1st day of the 6th month after publication in official gazette.
  • Jan. 2024 CHL LAB Harassment Law Enacted
  • On Jan. 17, 2024, CHL LAB published Law 21.643 on workplace harassment/violence.
  • Law 21.643 modified the labor code and other legal bodies regarding the prevention, investigation and sanction of workplace, sexual harassment or violence at work.
  • On same date, CHL GVT published Exempt Resolution 58.413 in official gazette, approving protocol for prevention and punishment of workplace harassment/violence.
  • Law modifying labor code re workplace harassment will be effective Aug. 1, 2024.
  • In Jun. 2024, CHL LAB order on workplace harassment prevention, see #215469.

Regulators CHL GVT; CHL LAB
Entity Types Corp
Reference CHL LAB: Law 21.643,1/17/2024; CHL GVT: OG CVE-2437881, 1/17/2024; Bill 19.043, Bul 15093-13, 12/13/2023;
Functions Complaints; Compliance; Financial; HR; Legal; Reporting
Countries Chile
Products Corporate
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 12/13/2023
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 196328
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 1/17/2024
Report Section International

Last substantive update on 01/22/2024