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Workplace and Sexual Harassment: Time to Take a Second Look at the Law?

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 792)

Abstract

With the recent allegations regarding Harvey Weinstein and other famous figures in the entertainment industry taking over the news in recent months, there has been a renewed focus on sexual harassment (SH) worldwide. This paper takes a legal look at SH particularly in Ghana. In its submission, this paper discusses the controversies surrounding the meaning of SH and offers arguments characterizing it as an abuse of power at the workplace. The 21st Century dynamics of the menace are also examined and its prevalence presented in a global context. In conclusion, this paper offers relevant insights for improving Ghana’s laws on SH.

Keywords

Sexual harassment Workplace Law Ghana 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Organisation and Human Resource ManagementUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolLegon, AccraGhana
  2. 2.Zoe LexfieldsCantonments, AccraGhana
  3. 3.Department of Human Resource Management, J.S. Addo Business SchoolMarshalls University CollegeKorle-Bu, AccraGhana
  4. 4.Faculty of LawUniversity of Professional Studies, AccraLegon, AccraGhana

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