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BATAAN GENERAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION ON EQUAL WORK OPPORTUNITIES, EQUAL PROTECTION, DUE PROCESS, ANTI-HARRASSMENT AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center is an “equal opportunity employer.” It guarantees equal access and opportunities for public service. It does not allow or condone anti-discrimination act or practices to exist in the institution. It takes preventive measures and affirmative action to ensure equal access and opportunities to work and terms and conditions of work and to avoid discriminatory acts in the workplace. The employer adheres to the following Constitutional provisions: (1) Article 3 of the Labor Code of the Philippines which states that: Art. 3. The State shall afford protection to labor, promote full employment, ensure equal work opportunities regardless of sex, race or creed and regulate the relations between workers and employers; (2) SECTION 26, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which provides that: The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public servicexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, and (3) SECTION 3, Article III of the 1987 Constitution states thatThe State shall afford full protection to labor, local and overseas, organized and unorganized, and promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all.

Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center condemns all forms of discrimination against women and other disadvantaged groups in the government service and agrees to resolve by all appropriate means and without delay, a policy of eliminating discrimination against them.

It also promotes gender equality at all levels of positions in the civil service and ensures equal employment and development opportunities for the government’s human resource.

Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center is committed to the basic merit and fitness principles of recruitment, selection and promotion, awards, examinations, training and human resources development opportunities, and all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment.

Anti- Harassment Policy

Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center ensures healthy and happy working environment. It adheres to the provisions of (1) Article 3 of the Labor Code of the Philippines which states that “The State shall assure xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx just and humane conditions of work. Section 11, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which provides that the State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights. Anti-Sexual Harassment Tarpaulin was posted in the hospital premises and a lecture on the same was annually conducted under the project of Gender and Development Committee. The employer safeguards and enforces every human and individual rights and it is committed in providing a work environment free from harassment. It ensures that incident of harassment in any form will be addressed and given appropriate measures or actions. A Committee on Decorum and Investigation was created to receive and investigate sexual harassment complaints.

Equal Protection of Laws Policy

Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center adheres to the vital right of equal protection of law as enshrined in Section 1, Article III of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states that “No person shall be deprived of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of laws. It ensures that the applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies are equally applied in dealing with the employees, patients, clients, customers and other individuals, subject to exceptions provided by laws. It gives due services and benefits entitled to enjoy the same. It does not allow a person to be deprived of the right in which he/she is entitled. The Philhealth “No Billing Balance” Policy is fully implemented for the benefit of the indigents.

Due Process Policy

Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center really indeed observes Due Process in addressing issues and cases in accordance with Section 1, Article III of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states that “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of lawxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” It gives every person subject of the complaint the opportunity to be heard and give their side of the story. It is observed by giving the officer concerned a reasonable period of time to submit a response or answer to the complaint.