Greece’s new labor law for work-life balance and protection against violence and harassment at work

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Greece’s new labor law for work-life balance and protection against violence and harassment at work” was e-signed by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Ms. Maria Syrengela.

The new labor law of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs L.4808/2021 incorporates into national law the Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the work-life balance for parents and carers. The aim is to share family responsibilities between men and women equally and to facilitate women to remain in the labor market after having children or in parallel to their family responsibilities.

Furthermore, with the same law, Greece becomes one of the first countries to ratify the Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization to eliminate violence and harassment at work and completes the current legal framework for non-discrimination and equal treatment at work and in employment.

From now on, mobbing at work will be faced and punished, with procedures that are friendly to the victim, while ensuring confidentiality and impartiality and providing protection against dismissal, retaliation, and ill-treatment to the victims.