Reform of the “Law Against Sexual Harassment in Employment and Teaching”

Reform of articles 29 and 38 of the “Law Against Sexual Harassment in Employment and Teaching”

On October 6, 2021, the Executive Power signed the reform of articles 29 and 38 of the “Law Against Sexual Harassment in Employment and Teaching” (Law 7476), which was published in La Gaceta on the 20th October 2021.

With this modification, article 38 of this law establishes a new term to file a complaint, which was extended to 8 years. For minors, the term will begin to run as of the age of majority.

Article 29 was also modified, this refers to the lawsuit for harassing minors and indicates that for non-judicial accusations, minors may file the complaint by any means, expeditiously, without delays due to requirements and without need of a legal representation.

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