Attorney, bawal bastos! An Introduction to the Safe Spaces Act
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is a unique opportunity for all members of the bar–whether in active law practice or not–to learn about a very novel law.
On one hand, practitioners will benefit from learning about a law that will change the landscape of sexual harassment cases in the Philippines. Specifically, they will learn about the salient provisions of the Safe Spaces Act, as well as best practices in terms of case handling and compliance therewith. Through this course, participants will gain insight into ways by which they can assist in creating safe spaces for both their clients and their own spheres of influence.
Moreover, non-practicing members of the bar (and even non-lawyers!) will benefit from learning about how each one of us is expected to behave in order to create a safe society for all.
Module 1: The Basics of the Safe Spaces Act
Module 2: Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Streets, Public Places, and Online
Module 3: Duties and Liabilities of Educational Training Institution
Module 4: Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Module 5: Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 vis-à-vis the Safe Spaces Act
ATTY. MARIA CATERINA CRISTINA R. LOPA
Atty. Maria Caterina Cristina R. Lopa has been an associate attorney at Siguion Reyna, Montecillo, and Ongsiako Law Office since 2016. Her main practice area is in labor and employment law where she assists clients in formulating relevant and compliant workplace policies, collective bargaining negotiations, administrative investigations and hearings, labor inspections, certification elections, and optimizing labor forces.
She handles labor litigation cases involving claims for illegal dismissal, unfair labor practices, and labor-only contracting, among others. She also dabbles in litigation and Philippine immigration law.