Unlike the earlier law Article 1010 of the new civil code (below) is not gender specific. And rather than the right to complain, it establishes the right to demand civil responsibility. The new Code provision makes clear that the objectionable harassment may be by words, images, physical conduct, et cetera. It further compels entities and agencies to take precautions, to not only accept but hear complaints, investigate, and use their powers to both guard against and stop such harassment.
Article 1010 Where sexual harassment is committed against the will of another person by words, images or physical acts, et cetera the victim shall have the right to demand the actor bear civil responsibility according to law.
A government office, business, school, and other such unit must take reasonable precautions, accept and hear complaints, investigate, process and use the powers of the office to to guard against and stop acts of sexual harassment of subordinates.
Article 1011 If one unlawfully detains or otherwise limits another's free movement or unlawfully searches another's body[person], the victim has the right according to law to demand the actor bear civil responsibility.
- George Conk
updated January 8, 2021