Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination in the workplace. In
most cases the victim is female. Sexual harassment has many forms such as
when a boss harasses his subordinate by touching her body, hounding her
to go to dinner or requesting sexual favors.
Foreign female workers present a special case. Many incidences have been reported where foreign workers have been subjected to gross sexual harassment over a long period of time because they have less ability to speak Japanese or they have nobody to consult with.
Since sexual harassment is an act in violation of the law, a worker can claim for damages to the company or the person who harassed her. In some severe cases it can be a criminal act. Therefore, when someone is subjected to sexual harassment, she must have the courage to declare it to the nearest labor standards inspection office. You do not have to put up with sexual harassment. Please do not hesitate to contact us for consultation.