Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment
1.1 Public attention has been drawn to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, the occurrence of which seriously undermines the opportunity of those affected to fully realize their capabilities. Major institutions including the civil service, tertiary institutions and private sector organizations are also responding on their own part. The Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) aiming at eliminating discrimination and hence sexual harassment was enacted by the Legislative Council in July 1995.
1.2 Sexual harassment is both an ethical and legal issue for members of staff and students as well as an issue of discrimination which educational institutions cannot ignore. This form of discrimination is an economic issue as well as one of equity in that it not only damages the harassee economically but also the institution which may lose its best students or employees.