Sexual Harrassment


It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

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My story:

I was only 20 years old when I left my hometown and worked in a big company in PJ. It was an engineering department and I worked as a clerk.

There were a few salesperson, sales managers and sales executive in my department. They usually stayed in the office for a short while but during that time, they liked to come near to me.

When they needed information, they would come close to me and that's fine provided they didn't touch me. When they did, I would tell them off.

Even my boss was very protective of me. He could see through the office glass window. On one occasion the sales manager simply sat near me. My boss saw it and he came out of his office and warned him, "Don't disturb her!"

Since then, I could work peacefully without any disturbance from those guys..



I missed this boss..Wonder where is he now?

Comments

  1. Your boss is likely to be on Facebook...

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  2. this reminded me.. i was 18 and the boss is the culprit/sexual harasser.. that time i was naive.. didnt know that all these "unintentionally brushings" can be sued as sexual harassment! But he has passed on already..

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  3. The touch is a good thing - a sign of closeness, of affection, of bonding...but not when there are ulterior motives. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of sick people in the world.

    There have been guidelines and warnings - that teachers should not touch students, be it same sex or otherwise...as they may be sued for sexual harassment. I'm sure they can tell the difference... Tsk! Tsk!

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  4. I've always thought my two boys to learn "RESPECT", respect the girls, do not ever attempt to make funny remarks of their biological differences than his own...

    parents have the duty to instill that in the boys when small,lest them grow up weird haahahaha..

    you have a great weekend ya

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  5. so you must be a "hot babe" back then huh?? oooopsss, no offence and no intention to harrass.. great that you have such a boss to protect you.. :)

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  6. Malaysian are mostly "tame" . Some wont even know that it's sexual harassment and would have been horrified if someone sue for sexual harassment. The poor victim would most likely resign quietly from the company instead of sue

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  7. I agree with Eugene, teaching all children to respect others as well as themselves. In today's world there is too much harassment and bullying.

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  8. I read this with goose bumps! I had several encounters all my life and the latest was on sms to my phone! Keep trying to locate your ex boss and you will succeed.

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