THE TORT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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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