Valuable Advice on Sexual Harassment in Workplace

Litigation lawyer Donovan Ho from Donovan & Ho shared with us on employment law in one OpenSchool.MY session 2 months ago. Recently he came back to dive into a specific topic – sexual harassment in workplace.

OpenSchool.MY | Laws on Sexual Harassment was organized on 27th January 2015 and hosted by Shinyi Tai. Somehow only a handful of people attended the evening sharing. We had dinner together and some small talk before the session.

Donovan’s talk covered the basics of sexual harassment laws in Malaysia, especially since the Employment Act was amended recently to address this issue in workplace.

Apart from telling us about the related laws, Donovan also gave some practical advice for employers and employees on how to deal with sexual harassment issues should these arise. He also touched on evidence issue and cited some real-life cases.

Everyone was benefited from the discussion

Everyone was benefited from the discussion

Despite a small crowd, the participants were still grouped into 3 groups to discuss how to minimize sexual harassment cases from happening and what to do should they happen.

After the group discussion, each group presented their ideas and solutions. Different groups presented slightly different perspectives. Lu Kenn was chosen by the group for his best sharing.

It has been an informal, informative and enjoyable session listening and discussing the laws, cases and ideas in the group. We not only have learned from the speaker, but obviously also from one another as well.

The event was free to attend, yet the advice and lessons learned were so valuable that it was indeed worth our attendance and participation.

Key Lessons

  • Some objections to the nature of the event were received prior to the event due to its sensitive topic. Good that we pressed on.
  • Try to cover topics few event organizers would like to touch on.

OpenSchool.MY | Laws on Sexual Harassment – Photo album

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