How do you know if you are being sexually harassed? Where do you draw the line? Here's what you need to know.
MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is under fire after wolf whistling at a reporter in a press conference on Tuesday, May 31, and defending it days after by saying that it was "not a sexual thing. A good number of netizens accept Duterte's explanation that whistling at a woman is covered by freedom of expression.
Others are certain that Duterte violated Davao City's ordinance prohibiting catcalling women.
This is committed when a person demands, requests, or requires sexual favors from another person in exchange for another thing such as hiring for employment, re-employment, or continued employment, granting favorable compensation, terms of conditions, promotions, or privileges. Refusal to accept sexual favors would mean discrimination or deprivation of employment opportunities.
It is also sexual harassment if the sexual favors would result to abuse of rights under the labor law and and an environment that is intimidating, hostile, or offensive for the victim.
This may be committed by an "employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, any other person who, having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work environment, demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other. This may be committed by a "teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any other person who, having authority, influence, or moral ascendancy over another Forms of sexual harassment. Under the Civil Service Commission Resolution Numbera set of administrative rules for government employees, forms of sexual harassment include:.
Under Section 3 of the ordinance, "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, made directly, indirectly or impliedly" can be considered sexual harassment. Street harassment is among the most common forms of sexual harassment.