Job Seeker Handbook

Malaysian Labour Law : Regulation of Employment


4.6 What Should I Do If I Am Being Sexually Harassed?

  • You should take the following steps, if you are being sexually harassed at your workplace.
  • Immediately object the behavior and make clear to the harasser that you don't like what he is doing.
  • To avoid any miscommunication, make sure you be clear and direct. Don't apologize or smile.
  • Keep written record of each incident. Describe the incident in full detail and note the date, time, witnesses and evidence if any and place the harassment happens. Look around you to see if there are any witnesses and evidence. They are your most important "assets". However, not all witness will agree to go on the stand. To some extend, intense pressure from you and helpful colleagues may help.
  • Tell someone immediately after it happens. Next, try to seek their advice and let them know exactly what happened. It will be better, if you can speak to another manager about it.
  • Make a formal complaint. If your company has procedures for resolving sexual harassment complaints, go through the channel. If it doesn't, speak to your boss or if he is the problem, speak to his superior. If there's no one you feel safe talking to, or if your complaint is ignored, you can make a police report. You might then want to consider hiring a lawyer to pursue a civil suit.

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Table of Contents

  1. Regulation of Employment (HTML)
    1. Hiring
    2. Firing
    3. Workmen's Compensation
    4. Sexual Harrassment
    5. Occupational Safety and Health Act
    6. Dispute
    7. Pension
    8. EPF
    9. SOCSO
  2. Statutory Holiday (PDF)
  3. Salary Act (PDF)