Equal employment opportunity

[Question]I am sexually harassed at work. My supervisor says obscene things to me. What can I do?

[Answer]
Article 11 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment states that the necessary management measures must be taken in order to prevent employees who react to verbal sexual harassment in the workplace from suffering punitive measures or being forced to endure a poor work environment due to sexual innuendo. The law clearly states that management has an obligation to establish measures to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. This means that you can demand redress from management if you have been sexually harassed. If there is a labor union at your company, it may be a good idea to consult them, also. Osaka Prefectural Comprehensive Labor Office offers sexual harassment consultation hotline service at 06-6946-2601.