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Sexual harassment towards women in labor relations under the perspective of the jurisprudence of the Regional Labor Court of the 15th Region

Grant number: 17/02120-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law - Private Law
Principal Investigator:Victor Hugo de Almeida
Grantee:Ana Clara Tristão
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil


Since the entry of women into the labor universe, there have been several manifestations of gender discrimination. Even today, women are not subject to the same working circumstances as men. In addition to receiving lower wages, having less opportunities for employment and holding fewer leadership positions, women account for the majority of the victims when it comes to sexual harassment, especially due to their situation of greater vulnerability and inequality in the labor universe. Thus, considering the lack of unanimity in the specialized doctrine, the absence of Brazilian labor laws regarding the characterization of sexual harassment in the workplace and the insufficient documentation and research for the development of concrete intervention strategies, this article aims to analyze the understanding of the Labor Justice regarding the characterization of sexual harassment in the workplace and how such body of the Judiciary applies the pertinent legislation to protect women against situations of sexual harassment at work. Therefore, bibliographic research and jurisprudential research in the Regional Labor Court of the 15th Region will be used as methods of procedure; and the inductive method will be used as the method of approach. (AU)

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