Ethics Helpline

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Sexual harassment is, simply, harassment that is sexual in nature and generally includes unwanted sexual advances, conduct or behavior.

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of unlawful discrimination and is taken seriously by the courts.

Other types of harassment might take some time and increasing severity to create a hostile work environment for the victim, whereas sexual harassment typically brings about discomfort and negatively impacts the victims’ life immediately.

 Examples of Sexual Harassment:

  1. Sharing sexual photos (pornography)
  2. Posting sexual posters
  3. Sexual comments, jokes, questions
  4. Inappropriate sexual touching
  5. Inappropriate sexual gestures
  6. Invading personal space in a sexual way




About the POEC

To administer and enforce the Public Officers’ Ethics Act which comprises of the code of conduct and ethics for public officers and declarations of income, assets and liabilities for designated public officers.