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Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

An act of sexual harassment includes any one or more of the unwelcome acts or behaviour, whether directly or by implication:

  1. Physical contact and advances; or
  2. A demand or request for sexual favours; or
  3. Making sexual coloured remarks; or
  4. Showing pornography; or
  5. Any unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

The following circumstances, among other circumstances, if it occur or are present in relation to or connected with any act or behaviour of sexual harassment, may also amount to sexual harassment;

  1. Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in her employment; or
  2. Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in her employment; or
  3. Implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status; or
  4. Interference with her work or creating and intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment for her; or
  5. Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety.

Kindly look at the Act 2013 section 16 and 17 regarding the information about complaints that can be made public.