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Sexual harassment is illegal

By admin
23 November 2013

Does Lebo have to sleep with her boss to secure her job?

Definitely not! This is a form of human-rights violation. Each individual should be treated with dignity and respect at work. Lebo should not be bullied into sleeping with her boss to secure her job. It is illegal. Many people in South Africa struggle to find work and Lebo could be scared that, if she doesn’t accept her boss’s advances, she could be joining the unemployment queue. Many women also feel that they will not be believed if they report this matter. Sexual harassment is a serious matter. Big companies know that they can lose lots of money in cases where individuals have been found guilty of such practices. Lebo should not be scared to come forward. Harassment is one of the issues that is protected by the law. It is recognised as unfair discrimination.