Sexual Harassment Case Study

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Sexual harassment can be defined as an unwilling sexual act, demand some sexual favour from other individuals. (What is Sexual Harassment, 2013) There have 2 different forms of sexual harassment are described by the law of the United States there are sexual coercion and sexual annoyance. First and foremost, sexual coercion as known as ‘Quid pro quo harassment’, for a simple definition, it means an employer or managerial level exchange their sexual favour needs and wants with those employees with some advantages and benefits. For example, an employer would give advantages to employee who achieves their needs such as advancement, continue employment or increases their wages and salaries. This normally occurs above supervisor position with employees,…show more content…
Verbal harassment is in spoken form and includes frequent jokes about sex, making sexual remarks about somebody body part or inviting to some place such as a motel or resort. Nonverbal harassment can be leer with indecent overtone, making sexual posture with hand or body movement or blocking someone path. Visual harassment can be someone’s showing pornographic materials, photograph of naked or something that related to sexual that can be seen. Moreover, physical harassment, including offensive action, such as hugging, kissing or giving a massage on the body or shoulder without permission. (Mihos, 2010) A victim of sexual harassment can be women or men in the workplace, normally men can be harassed by women or opposite. The harasser can be women and men also, usually these people to conduct sexual harassment is a supervisor or higher managerial position, or it can be occurs when non-employees such as guests or supplier. (Roman Amaguin, 1995) According to Malaysia law of sexual harassment, The Penal Code section 509. Its provides that ‘whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any women, utters any words, makes any sound or gesture or exhibit any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or such gesture or object shall be seen by such women, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years or with fine, or with both’. (Malaysian Labour Law,
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