Topics: Discrimination, Abuse, Harassment Pages: 6 (1776 words) Published: February 28, 2011

Topic : Work
College Writing TSL022

Name: Alieya Natasha Binti Shaifol Hizam
Nur Aisyah Binti Rusli
Nur Saffura Binti Zakaria
Nurul Fatin Najla Binti Mohd Suhaimi
Group: 020P2A
Lecturer’s Name: Pn. Zarina Binti Mazlan


Sex Discrimination And Sexual Harassment At Work

Treating someone because of his or her disparity in sexual category is considered as sex discrimination. All workers and genders are applies to the law of sex prejudice at work. There are two types of sex discrimination, which is direct discrimination and indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination is favoritism between gender and indirect discrimination is having less benefit because of our gender, which focuses on women. Sex discrimination can be experienced during general situations at work. Everyone is cosseted by law against harassment at work even with people who go through gender reassignment. Receiving unnecessary contact or any sexual contents are considered as sexual harassment. The law will guard you from everyone in your office including the third parties. Sexual harassment can be done unconsciously. However, it doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do and you cannot criticize it. Actions should be taken promptly once you’ve experienced sex discrimination or sexual harassment. What you can do first is tell the person to impede. If it still doesn’t change, you should tell your administrator, talk to someone in you union. Try to get guidance and keep a documentation of the time, date and place when the incident happen. Grievance procedure is a formal complaint written to your employer if your problems cannot be solved informally. You can choose not to work with your employer in any duration of time before you make a claim for sex discrimination or sexual harassment. If you want to do so, you must provide with proves. That is why it is vital to collect evidence. If grievance procedure doesn’t work, you can go to an employment tribunal. There are stringent time limits to claim to an employment tribunal and there is no upper limit of the amount you can get for compensation. Claims of unlawful victimization to an employment tribunal are permitted if you are victimized for lodging a complaint.

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said that sexual harassment like a form of gender discrimination. Women complaints the most while, the number of complaints filled by men is increasing. The reason for sexual harassment at work could be complex, and steeped in socialization, politics and psychology. Employees are dependant on each other for teamwork, support and chances for career success. This can blur the professional boundaries and lead people to step over the line. Politics and problems caused by poor management can generate hostile environments that leak into working relationship. Personal problems are one of the factors and sexual harassment could be a symptom of life traumas. Researchers found that women, gays and feminine men were probably being harassed throughout their lives. Women supervisors were presumably to be harassed. Sexist or sexualized environments will shape the attitudes male workers have towards their female colleagues. Sexual harassment of men does occur but less information because men are less likely to report. Only 5 to 15% of harassed women report to their employers’ pr employment agencies and men are less likely to report because of masculine stereotypes. Two specific legal definitions of sexual harassment are Quid Pro Quo harassment which is a job benefit is directly tied to an employee submitting to unwelcome sexual advances. It occurs when an employee makes an evaluative decision, or withholds professional opportunities based on another employee’s submission to verbal,...
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