HARSH + INHUMANE TREATMENT
Any type of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse is prohibited. If abuse does occur, accurate reporting of the incident and resolution is required.
“Physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation shall be prohibited.” (ETI)
“You have a system to enable confidential reporting of violence, harassment or sexual abuse and you follow up and resolve any such incidents.”
No other standard talks directly about the active reporting and resolution of abuse cases. This is a huge addition and much welcomed.
Unfortunately, discrimination is prevalent in so many areas of present day society and the fashion industry is no different. Below are some links to organizations that help fight for garment workers rights.