Perception of Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Among Bank Employees in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of the Nigerian and the British Employee Protection Laws
This study examines the level of sex discrimination and sexual harassment of female workers in Nigeria to understand the pervasiveness of the problem in the Nigerian context. An empirical investigation was conducted using the Nigerian banking sector as the case study. The United Kingdom sex discrimination and sexual harassment laws were analysed to ascertain if the laws have been effective in addressing the problems in the United Kingdom and test their applicability in Nigeria. The results of the study showed that the perception of the level of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Nigeria is not very high. However, this low level of perception could be due to the impact of social factors such as culture, religion and patriarchy. With regards to the impact of these social factors, key recommendations were made to educate citizens and make them aware of the ills and effect of sex discrimination and sexual harassment of women in societies and for the government to enact new laws to protect the female gender.
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