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Manager on trial for sexually harassing woman employee in Dubai hotel

Marie Nammour/Dubai
Filed on January 25, 2018 | Last updated on January 25, 2018 at 04.46 pm
He denied a sexual harassment charge in the Court of First Instance.- Alamy Image
He denied a sexual harassment charge in the Court of First Instance.- Alamy Image

The 50-year-old Sri Lankan man was reported to the Al Barsha Police Station on December 12, 2017.


A hotel manager, who allegedly sexually harassed an employee in the meeting room, has been charged in court.

The 50-year-old Sri Lankan man was reported to the Al Barsha Police Station on December 12, 2017.

He denied a sexual harassment charge in the Court of First Instance.

The Filipina complainant, 37, said that she went to the meeting room in the hotel after the staff meeting was over.

"I brought with me the formal staff costume to show it to a manager. After that, and as I was about to leave I was approached by the defendant, who placed his hand on my back in a way to rub it," the woman said.

He said: "I thought you had resigned while his hand was still on my back. He then groped me twice. I got scared and instantly left for my office. I informed my manager about it and then filed a complaint at Al Barsha Police Station."

Another employee, a 45-year-old Pakistani, confirmed the woman's accusations.

"We were in the meeting room when I saw the accused rubbing the complainant's back. She suddenly walked away from him and went to her office," the witness told the prosecutor.

"We went later with her to lodge a complaint at the police station. I gave a statement there about the incident."

The court will hand down a ruling on January 29.

mary@khaleejtimes.com





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