A party-list legislator on Friday pressed his colleagues to immediately pass the bill that mandates the adoption of policies that prevent and address bullying in the workplace, both in the government and the private sector.
Ako Bicol Rep. Alredo Garbin said House Bill 85 or the Anti-Office Bullying Act, will give all workers a feeling of safety while at work. Garbin and fellow Ako Bicol Rep. Elizaldy Co filed the bill.
Among the anti-bullying measures provided in the bill include the appointment of an administrative officer or another officer responsible for the implementation and oversight of anti-bullying policies, as well as sanctions for non-compliance.
“While a law has been passed preventing and addressing acts of bullying in educational institutions, bullying and other similar acts prevails in the workplace or work environment,” said Garbin.
“Bullying in the workplace is often ignored. It is often overlooked by employers,” they added.