The concept of sexual harassment is not mentioned clearly in the penal code and is mainly restricted to the offenses of “inappropriate and indecent acts of sexual nature”, whereas article 305 states that “an indecent act of sexual nature is punishable by one month to two years if inflicted on a person under 18 years of age, male or female, b. a woman or a girl over 18 but without her consent.
Article 306 bis increased penalties for “inappropriate and indecent acts of sexual nature if committed by one of the victim’s legal guardians, or any person with legal power or authority over the victim, or if the victim is a physically or mentally incapacitated male or female, unable to resist, or was deceived”. The labour law also prohibits sexual harassment in the work place. The law allows an employee to resign from work without notice if the employee has been a victim of a sexual assault perpetrated by the employer or the employer’s representative. However, it does not grant this right if the assault is committed by another co-worker in the workplace.