The main purpose of this project is to analyze whether or not sexual harassment is an important issue in the Malaysia work place.
The main objectives of this project are:.
1. To understand the scope and definition of sexual harassments .
2. To analyze the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace especially in Malaysia.
3. To understand the law, which related with sexual harassment in Malaysia.
4. To identify the behavior that is legally considered to be sexual conduct and ways to prevent sexual harassment in the work place.
SCOPE OF STUDY.
This research is expected to cover the following areas:.
1. The behavior that is legally considered to be sexual conduct.
2. The reasons behind sexual harassment.
3. The consequences of the sexual harassment.
4. The code of practice in Malaysia.
5. Sexual harassment issues.
6. Penalties for sexual harassment.
LIMITATIONS OF STUDY.
This research is based on secondary data, which collected from the Internet, books, magazines and journals.
PART A: INTRODUCTION.
Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of violation of a person's body and dignity, yet it is the least exposed. Indeed, the past twenty years have witnessed an increasing awareness of the phenomenon of sexual harassment as a legitimate workplace issue. In Malaysia, the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR), has defined sexual harassment as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature having the effect of verbal, non-verbal, visual, psychological or physical harassment: .
that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived by the recipient as placing a condition of a sexual nature on her/his employment; or that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived by the recipient as an offence or humiliation, or a threat to her/his well-being, but has no direct link to her/his employment (Ministry of Human Resources, 1999). .
Although most of the studies on sexual harassment have been conducted in the west, such behaviour has long been recognised by many sectors in Malaysian society as a problem.