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Sexual Harassment At Workplace
Our female married employee receive explicit SMSes from her married superior dating her out, indicating to exclude her husband. How to deal with such an issue?
Pls advise. Thank you.
REPLIES & COMMENTS
Workplace harassment can occur when one party at the workplace demonstrates behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to another party.
Examples of behaviour that may be harassment include: Threatening, abusive, or insulting language, comments or other non-verbal gestures like Cyber bullying, Sexual harassment and Stalking.
Does your company have a Code of Conduct? It would be good to develop one.
In a case like this, our Code of Conduct states that once verified and proven, the said superior will be terminated due to the severity of the offence. This case can be taken to court and if the company does not handle it well, might face a suit filed by the staff against the company for not protecting her.
In American firm, HR will issue a warning letter. We have a similar case but I just give him an email and he has put a stop to this. Otherwise I will issue a warning letter and speak to my bosses.