Corporate criminal liability Criminal liability Discrimination

Within any labour or civil service activity ‘labour harassment’ in the context of abuse of power includes every kind of harassment including ‘mobbing’, harassment of women and sexual harassment. It is not necessary that the repetition of the hostile or humiliating acts constitutes degrading treatment whenever they suppose serious a harassment against the victim.

The perpetrator may face up to two years for this offence.


Organic Law 5/2010 amended the Spanish Penal Code and introduced a specific regulation concerning labour harassment within the crimes of torture and acts against moral integrity.

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Law / 22nd June 2010 /Spain / Organic Law 5/2010, of 22 June 2010

This law frames the issue of labour harassment within the crime of torture and gender discrimination.