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Equal Employment Opportunity


Please review the information below and then return to the workplace harassment prevention course.

Harassment and discrimination based on a protected characteristic are prohibited under national law. National law also provides employees protection from bullying.

Applicable Laws

The Chilean Constitution forbids any form of discrimination not based on capacity or personal adaptation.

The primary national law prohibiting employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of any protected characteristic is the Labour Code.

Employers have an obligation, under Law No. 20,607, to take steps to prevent and stop labour harassment, also referred to as mobbing.

Protected Characteristics

Harassment or discrimination based on any characteristic set forth below is prohibited in Chile.

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Colour
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Union membership
  • Religion
  • Political ideas
  • Nationality
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Language
  • Beliefs
  • Participation in guild organizations
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender
  • Filiation
  • Personal aspect
  • Illness or incapacity
  • Social origin

Regional, state or other political subdivision laws may provide additional, separate standards and remedies for certain prohibited conduct.


Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is conduct which violates the dignity of the person subjected to the conduct and includes non-consensual sexual requests which threaten the employment situation or opportunities of a worker.

Labour Harassment

Labour harassment or mobbing is any conduct that constitutes harassment or repeated aggression exercised by the employer or by one or more employees against one or more employees by any means, and that results in impairment, abuse or humiliation to the person subjected to the conduct, or that threatens or harms their employment status or employment opportunities.

Filing a Claim in Chile

A claim for employment discrimination or harassment may be filed with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security

Employment discrimination and harassment claims may also be filed in court.

Potential Remedies

In Chile, an employee who has experienced workplace discrimination or harassment may be entitled to monetary and other remedies. An employer may be required to take certain actions to correct or redress discriminatory harassment or violations of workplace safety standards. Potential remedies are listed below.

  • Hiring
  • Transfers
  • Reassignments
  • Promotions
  • Reinstatement to a position
  • Compensation for lost wages and benefits
  • Damages for injury to dignity or feelings
  • Cease and desist orders

Retaliation Prohibited

Employer retaliation against an employee who files a complaint relating to discrimination or harassment or is involved in the complaint process is unlawful.