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Implementation of the law on mobbing kicks off.

SSM is satisfied with the legal solution, especially with the rigorous fines, that predict from 5 to 6,000 euro for all employers who do not implement the measures connected to the law on mobbing or up to 4,000 euro for the person who performs the mobbing, as well as the projected compensation of damages for all victims of mental, physical or gender-based harassment

Following the start of the implementation of the Law on Mental, Physical and Sexual Harassment or the so-called Law on Mobbing, the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia (SSM) appealed all workers who are victims of any type of harassment to report it and get the protection the Law offers them.

"All victims of mental, physical or sexual harassment should turn to the legal representatives of SSM, the branch trade unions but also the Anti-mobbing Office within SSM," SSM President Zivko Mitrovski stated.

The law, he said, is a historical step forward in protecting the rights of workers and proof of the functioning of the social dialogue in the country.

"Analyses have shown that as result of mobbing, the country loses around 1.7 million denars every month," Mitrovski said. He appealed all employers to observe the legal deadline of three months to inform all employees about the law and undertake activities connected to explaining the procedures. He also said that they must prepare the list of mediators.

SSM is satisfied with the legal solution, especially with the rigorous fines, that predict from 5 to 6,000 euro for all employers who do not implement the measures connected to the Law on Mobbing or up to 4,000 euro for the person who performs the mobbing, as well as the projected compensation of damages for all victims of mental, physical or gender-based harassment.

The research conducted by SSM showed that employees in the textile industry, parts of the health care and public administration were mostly subjected to mobbing. Most respondents, according to Mitrovski, complained about mental harassment, influence over the worker's capability, and the least on physical harassment. The research showed that over 42 percent of respondents said that they have been subjected to mobbing.

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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY
Publication:Macedonian Business Monthly
Geographic Code:4EXMA
Date:Jul 1, 2013
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