Bacolod VM warns against discrimination on BPO workers

Bacolod VM warns against discrimination on BPO workers

Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran is appealing to the public not to discriminate against the call center agents who are working in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the city.

Familiaran said that with the recent COVID-19 case in one of the BPOs in the city, he’s appealing to the public to stop from stigmatizing or discriminating against call center agents. Five persons in the city, one of them a call center agent who were earlier tested positive for the disease, have died.

The vice mayor pointed out that any acts relative to the discrimination, if the prevention to do a legitimate act is by means of threat, violence or intimidation is grave coercion, under Article 286 or Revised Penal Code, punishable by the penalty of prison correctional for six months and one day to six years of imprisonment and a fine not exceeding P6,000.

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