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Harassment bill will take time

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Harassment bill will take time

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A HUMAN RESOURCES practitioner is predicting that it will be a while before the effects of the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, are felt.

Before anything can change, said president of the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB) Shane Howell, the country’s way of conducting business will be one of the toughest hurdles to get over.

“The Employment Rights Act essentially came into play around 2012 but there are companies still struggling now to put certain things in place [such as] paperwork. So this is not something that will happen in the next three months,” Howell said.

He was speaking to the media yesterday on the sidelines of HRMAB’s 19th annual conference which was held at the Radisson Aquatica.

Howell, however, threw his support behind the bill but he said culture would also need to be changed. (TG)

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