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Post time 2009-12-23 13:33:03 |Display all floors
GUANGZHOU: The first woman to win a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss in this southern city is looking for a new job.

The 28-year-old sexual harassment victim, surnamed Luo, was fired before a court ordered her former boss to pay 3,000 yuan ($440) in compensation and demanded the company issue an apology letter three weeks ago.

"I still live in a terrible psychological shadow after sexual harassment. I have been turned down for several jobs since the case was brought to court," Luo said.

She joined the Japanese-owned Moriroku (Guangzhou) Plastics Company Limited in April 2007. Her nightmare began after a Japanese boss took charge last August.

"He began to touch me after he came. I was under great pressure and scared of going to work," Luo said.

The boss often snuck up from behind to touch her neck and waist in the office, she said.

The situation became worse during the company's year-end party on Dec 29 last year.

"He came to me after drinking, putting his hands on my breasts. I could hardly struggle to defend myself," she said.

Photos showing the boss grabbing her neck and chest at last year's party were shown as evidence in court.

Under recommendation of the company's trade union, Luo was later sacked in January after she asked for apologies from the boss and a guarantee from the company to prevent such cases from happening again.

"They fired me under the excuse of skipping duties without valid reasons," Luo told China Daily yesterday.

However, the federation of trade unions in this southern city is investigating why the company's trade union recommended sacking the sexual harassment victim.


Calls to the company's general manager went unanswered yesterday.

After being sacked, Luo decided to sue her former boss in March, asking for 400,000 yuan in compensation for suffering mental losses from the sexual harassment.

Lawyers and experts said Luo's case could help encourage more women to seek legal assistance to fight sexual harassment in offices, although the company has not yet paid up or issued an apology letter to her.

A recent survey conducted by the Guangdong provincial women and children's federation said more than 30 percent of women in Guangzhou had experienced sexual harassment.

"In the past, sexual harassment victims often failed to win such lawsuits," said Su Xiaojun, a lawyer with the Guangdong Tiansheng Law Firm.

But Luo's case could encourage more victims to bring sexual harassment offenders to court, Su said.

"They can't keep silent. Victims should provide as much evidence as possible, such as witnesses and audio or video materials," Su said.
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Post time 2009-12-24 15:47:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-12-24 15:43
The case may have the merits the CD claims it has; to blame her ex-boss for her trouble in finding a new place of work is a little over the top.

Most people have to send out dozens or hundreds  ...



can't u see old snakey work of a JAP serlang!!!!

hope he get bashed up by mop
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Post time 2009-12-24 16:40:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-12-24 15:44
I wonder, too, whether a foreign man in the pay of a Chiense abusive boss would stand any chance of winning any compensation at all.

400'000 yuan? This woman knows how to market herself.


seneca  your  bias logic can not be applied to the case.

in such a case, the china's court always  take sides of victims against company.  there is no difference betwween foreign and native victims. additionally, the public supervision can ensure a just judge.

in fact, in most case, the chinese women are not willing to expose this case to court for shame, but that doesn't mean they do not have dignity.

ps: do you think the 3,000 yuan is enough to compensate for the harassment? or can the harrassment be healed by the dirty money?

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Post time 2009-12-24 16:44:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by flywtihwing at 2009-12-24 16:40


seneca  your  bias logic can not be applied to the case.

in such a case, the china's court always  take sides of victims against company.  there is no difference betwween foreign and native ...



3000 cny is too little

must be 30 wan or 3 million cny la
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Post time 2009-12-25 10:48:47 |Display all floors
that japs.

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Post time 2009-12-25 11:22:48 |Display all floors
Chinese courts are protecting the victims always ?

Sounds nice,

unfortunately it is not true !

We had more than enough stories here in the forum which rather advocate the opposite (sourced even from China Daily itself).



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Post time 2009-12-25 11:50:46 |Display all floors
what i said is in such kind of case, the court always takes sides of victims
one of my friends is working in a court, he told me the truth and i don't think he has  reason to lie to me.

We had more than enough stories here in the forum which rather advocate the opposite (sourced even from China Daily itself).

yes, you can always see some news about the court abusing powers or issue a unjust verdict or other negative things.  but it is universally known that for news agencie, the bad news is good news, so they only publish bad news, which amuse some china-bashers for they can show those news to other and say "you see,that is all of legal system of china."     
please remember that bad news are the priority for paper editors and readers, but not represent the whole map.

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