Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual behavior which is generally regarded as offensive, humiliating or intimidating, typically in exchange for the promise of rewards. This may include, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, to mild transgressions.
Harassment can occur in many places but is most commonly found in the workplace. Victims of sexual harassment may experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. In addition, those that speak out may then be victims of retaliation from their employer.
Sexual harassment is a serious concern in terms of risk management for law firms. As such, Legal Beagle, Hong Kong’s leading provider of online legal CPD and RME courses, developed a course around prevention of sexual harassment. This course is part of our risk management education (RME) platform and is available to all solicitors and registered foreign lawyers in Hong Kong. Law firms that wish to offer a risk management education online to their lawyers may consider our RME course package that allows access to our RME courses online.