Discrimination at work may be compounded by physical or psychological violence, which may be gender-based. 

Additional notes and information

The clearest illustration of this is sexual harassment, but harassment accompanied by violence or the threat of violence need not be sexual in intent. Researches indicate that there is a close connection between violence at work and precarious work, gender, youth, and certain high-risk occupational sectors.


International Labour Organization – ILO (2007). ABC of Women Workers’ Rights and Gender Equality. Available at:…