THE TORT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

THE TORT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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In 2016, the Malaysian Federal Court in the landmark decision of Mohd Ridzwan Abdul Razak v Asmah Hj Mohd Nor (more commonly known as the “Lembaga Tabung Haji case”) had introduced the tort of sexual harassment into our legal system. With this decision, a victim of sexual harassment may be able to recover exemplary and aggravated damages from their harasser if he/she has enough evidence to establish the harassment.

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Chan Zi Xin

Chan Zi Xin is currently pursuing a Master in Medical Law (LLM) in the University of Liverpool as a Hodgson scholar. Having had her own articles published in Brickfields Law Review and Liverpool’s Law Bulletin, Zi Xin also led the operation of the University of Liverpool’s Law Review as the Deputy Editor In Chief (2016-17). Besides, Zi Xin currently volunteers with Healthwatch Liverpool as a social worker, where she acts as an advocate to help monitor and influence the provision of health and social care services in Liverpool. Zi Xin is also an avid squash player where she played for the university team and coached junior players.

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