14 May, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Cyberbullying on social networks in Swiss law

14 May, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

With the rise of social networks, the Internet has become the stage for new forms of harassment. How do we deal with cyberbullying committed with private communication tools, outside the workplace?

Any form of harassment is likely to harm the personality and health of the employee concerned. Employers who fail to take appropriate action in the event of harassment will be held liable.

This article covers the following topics

  • psychological harassment/mobbing
  • the notion of sexual harassment
  • cyber-bullying situations
  • the duty to protect employees' health and personal safety
  • measures to be taken in the event of harassment/cyberbullying
  • employer guidelines
  • company regulations
  • establishment of a procedure to be followed in the event of harassment
  • Internet and e-mail use guidelines
  • victim/perpetrator sanctions
  • unfounded accusations

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