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Results: 4 Answers
Labour and Employment
4.
Discrimination and harassment
4.1
What actions are classified as unlawfully discriminatory?
 
Thailand
Different treatments of employees based on race, age, gender, belief or any other attribution which is not relevant to their work will be considered unlawful discrimination.

For more information about this answer please contact: Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn from Pisut & Partners
4.2
Are there specified groups or classifications entitled to protection?
 
Thailand
Special rules apply to female employees, pregnant employees and employees who are under 18 years of age. For example, female employees cannot be required to work in mines or to work with explosives, unless such work is not hazardous to the employee. Pregnant employees cannot be required to work onboard a vessel or to carry items weighing more than 50 kilograms. Employees who are under 18 years of age cannot be required to work overtime, to work on holidays or to work with hazardous substances, and so on.

For more information about this answer please contact: Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn from Pisut & Partners
4.3
What protections are employed against discrimination in the workforce?
 
Thailand
Employees who are unlawfully discriminated against by their employer may lodge a complaint with the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare or the labour court, seeking compensation and/or other remedies.

A fine penalty is stipulated in the Labour Protection Act for sexual discrimination in the workforce (up to THB 20,000 per instance).

For more information about this answer please contact: Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn from Pisut & Partners
4.4
How is a discrimination claim processed?
 
Thailand
Discrimination claims are usually initially processed internally within the employer’s organisation. If this internal process fails, employees who have been unlawfully discriminated against may lodge a complaint with the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare or the labour court.

For more information about this answer please contact: Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn from Pisut & Partners
4.5
What remedies are available?
 
Thailand
Employees who have been discriminated against may request that the employer be ordered to cease the discriminatory practice and/or financially compensate them, depending on the circumstances.

For more information about this answer please contact: Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn from Pisut & Partners
4.6
What protections and remedies are available against harassment, bullying and retaliation/victimisation?
 
Thailand
Like employees who have been unlawfully discriminated against, employees who are subject to harassment, bullying or retaliation/victimisation may lodge a complaint with the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare or the labour court, seeking compensation from the wrongdoers.

A fine penalty is stipulated in the Labour Protection Act for sexual harassment in the workforce (up to THB 20,000 per instance).

For more information about this answer please contact: Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn from Pisut & Partners