DSLaw Criminal Law Series


Aside from the usual work-related e-mails, an employee receives the following messages from her boss: vulgar jokes, sexually explicit images and requests for sexual favors in return for career advancement. The boss likewise invites her for dinner after office hours, with threats that there will be consequences when she declines.  

How should the superior’s acts be classified?

It may be classified as sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is an imposition of misplaced “superiority” which is enough to dampen an employee’s spirit and her capacity for advancement.[1]  Under the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act, it is committed by an employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any other person who, having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education environment, demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other, regardless of whether the demand, request or requirement for submission is accepted.[2]|

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, speak up and hire a lawyer today.

[1] Philippine Aeolus Automotive United Corporation v. NLRC, 387 Phil. 256, 265, (2000).

[2] Rep. Act No. 7877, sec. 3, (1995).

How Can We Help?

Our lawyers at Delloro Saulog Law Offices can explain your rights under the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act. We can start working on the strategy to take legal action against the harasser. We can likewise examine the specifics of your situation and determine if you may be entitled to monetary damages, as you file the case.

For more information on how we can help you, book a consultation with us below.

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