The recent comeuppance for sex pests in the United States and Britain highlights deep-rooted predatory practices that are common in many places of employment across the globe.
Here, a 2008 study by the Association of Women for Action and Research showed that 54 per cent of those surveyed had experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment.
It would be an indictment of society if those in authority are indeed looking the other way, rather than confronting the reality of the harm being suffered by employees.
Whatever their gender, all workers are entitled to go to work without fearing unwanted lewd comments, glancing physical contact, sexual approaches, molestation or something worse.
Courtesy: The Straits Times |
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