Understanding Sexual Misconducts and its Repercussion at the Workplace

By Sabitha Marican.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The sexual misconduct in this paper refers to behaviors of sexual harassment at whereby only in the late 1990s has it been transformed from a mostly unexplored private ill to a public and social problem. Harassment of employees on any basis undermines morale, interferes with working relationships and undercuts employees’ ability to work effectively, However, one major problem in dealing with sexual harassment in organizations is its perceptual nature because men and women generally differ in what they perceive to be sexual harassment. Hence the purpose of this paper is to create awareness by providing an overview of this complex issue by bringing forward the various perceptions on the definitions of sexual harassment, pervasiveness of the misbehavior, explicating the gender context within which it occurs and its effects on the workers at the workplace. Finally the paper concludes by giving a guideline on combating such misconducts towards creating an ethical workplace.

Keywords: Perception, Sexual Misconducts, Gender, Workplace

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp.97-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.173MB).

Dr. Sabitha Marican

Assocate Professor, Department of Administration and Politics, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

Sabitha has been an academic staff since 1985. Currently she is at the Faculty of Economics and Administration in University Malaya. She has PhD in Sociology, Masters in Public Administration and Degree in Biological Sciences. She teaches subjects related to human resource management and social policy. She has written 6 books and presented over 70 papers locally and internationally. Sabitha’s area of research is related to organizational behavior and culture,human resource, governance and gender and work.


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