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EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Sexual Harassment Case


The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (28 July 2005) issued legal proceedings under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), Cap. 480, in the District Court on behalf of a woman who was sexually harassed by her supervisor. She was subsequently victimized and dismissed after she complained against the sexual harassment.

The EOC has granted legal assistance in this case to highlight that sexual harassment in the workplace is prevalent in Hong Kong. This case should help to shed light on sexual harassment in the employment field, and raise public awareness regarding how an employer and an employee may both be individually liable for committing sexual harassment against another employee.

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