“I Was Harassed By Two Different Employers!”
Her World Malaysia|September 2018

One Woman Speaks Up About Her Two Traumatising Job Encounters.

Fara Adilla

“With the tough economic climate and competitive job market, I couldn’t risk turning down any opportunities that came my way. So, when I wrapped up my SPM examinations in 2005, I took up a position as a factory operator near my home in Kedah. Initially, it was an eye-opening experience and I was excited to finally earn my own income –as well as work alongside two very good friends. Plus, I was thankful that it would enable me to help my parents who, at the time, were still putting my two younger siblings through school.

MOLESTED ON THE JOB

Despite having to work night shifts, I wasn’t too bothered by it until one night when the first sign of trouble came in the form of a male technician, Amar*. He had earned quite a reputation for himself amongst the female employees for frequently harassing them. However, nobody had ever dared make an official report to the higher-ups.

On that fateful night, both of my friends weren’t working. While operating a machine, I heard him whisper my name from behind.

Deciding not to pay any heed to him, I continued with my work until I felt him embrace my waist as he tried to push his body against mine. Shocked and enraged, I screamed, stepped on his foot, and elbowed him in the stomach. This alarmed him and he fled back to his work station.

JUSTICE SERVED

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