Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Labour Act prohibits sexual harassment at the workplace. Sexual harassment is considered one of the "unfair labour practices" and an employer can be held liable for civil remedies only. Labour Act strictly prohibits asking for sexual favours for the recruitment for employment; or the creation, classification or abolition of jobs or posts; or the improvement of the remuneration or other conditions of employment of the employee; or the choice of persons for jobs or posts, training, advancement, apprenticeships, transfer, promotion or retrenchment; or the provision of facilities related to or connected with employment; or any other matter related to employment.

No penalties have been specified for the perpetrators in the Labour Act.

Source: §8(g) of the Labour Act 1985

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