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Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment

5. Sexual Harassment in Educational Establishments3
 

Under the provision of Section 39 of the SDO, in the context of the University, it is unlawful for an employee of the University to sexually harass a person who is a student or a prospective student of the University as well as a student or a prospective student of the University to sexually harass any fellow student or prospective student of the University; or to sexually harass any staff of the University. Under the SDO, sexual harassment in educational establishments includes the following situations:

 

(a) a person who is, or is a member of, the responsible body for an educational establishment sexually harassing a person who is seeking to be, or who is, a student of the establishment;
 

(b) a person who is a member of the staff of an educational establishment sexually harassing a person who is seeking to be, or who is, a student of the establishment;
 

(c) a person who is a student of an educational establishment sexually harassing a person who is seeking to be, or who is, a student of the establishment;
 

(d) a person who is seeking to be, or who is, a student of an educational establishment sexually harassing a person (i) who is, or is a member of, the responsible body for; or (ii) who is a member of the staff of, the establishment.
 


Quoted from Section 39 of the Sex Discrimination Ordinance.  Subsequent to the amendment to the SDO in 1998, sexually hostile environment applies not only to work environment but also to educational establishments.

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