Female worker of ATG who slapped a male gets compensation

Manori Pushpalatha who slapped a co-worker for sexually harassing her and later dismissed by the ATG Ceylon Ltd of Free Trade Zone, Katunayake was asked to pay 3 years compensation amounting to Rs. 560,000.00 by the Negombo Labour Tribunal.

Manori was on her way to her night shift work when fellow worker made a sexual proposal to her. She slapped him and complained to the Management. Instead of punishing the male worker the Company has dismissed Manori.

Free Trade Zone and General Service Employees Union has filed a case against her dismissal at the Negombo LT.  Giving the judgment the LT has stated that it is a correct action to slap the boy for harassing her and it does not amount to a dismissal her from the services. Therefore, LT had ordered to pay compensation.

By Wijepala Weerakoon

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