Date: 14Jul 2022

Since 2005, China has gradually improved the legal system for preventing sexual harassment. In 2019, the Supreme People’s Court has listed “sexual harassment damage liability dispute” as a new civil cause of action. In 2021, the Civil Code has further defined sexual harassment and the scope of employers’ liability. These are considered significant advances in preventing sexual harassment in China. When a case involving sexual harassment is brought to court, how does the court address evidential issues? How does such practice influence rights of sexual harassment survivors and the employer’s obligation to stop sexual harassment?

Speaker: Darius Longarino, Research Scholar in Law, Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School