ISLAMABAD: Federal Ombudsperson for Safety Towards Harassment (FOSPAH) at workplaces, Kashmala Tariq, mentioned on Tuesday that sending ‘good morning’ textual content messages to ladies on the work place can be thought-about harassment.
She was addressing a Chamber of Commerce and Trade (RCCI) in Rawalpindi on ‘Ladies’s Day’.
“I’ve obtained complaints wherein peons have additionally harassed ladies at workplaces,” she mentioned.
Tariq mentioned that harassment just isn’t solely restricted to being sexual, however may be of any type.
“If somebody consistently asks you out for tea, additionally it is a form of harassment,” mentioned the FOSPAH.
She mentioned that there needs to be a harassment committee in each establishment and CCTV cameras needs to be put in all over the place at an workplace.
Kashmala Tariq mentioned that if somebody is continually harassing a lady at a office then she will method the FOSPAH to complain in opposition to it.
She mentioned that her establishment just isn’t just for ladies however for males as effectively, as they will deliver their complaints too concerning harassment.
“To alter ladies, males needs to be modified,” she mentioned, including that the aim of the assembly is to not problem ladies however to create a steadiness.
She hailed ladies who’ve been caring for their houses together with working at workplaces, calling them ‘Superwomen’.