The idea that sexual harassment — and the lack of an effective system to deal with it — could cost management dearly is still relatively new in many countries. But over the past few weeks it must have been driven home in a big way for employers and employees in Malawi.

First came a high court decision on an employee’s claim for "aggravated damages" because of how management of construction firm Mota-Engil handled her complaint against another staff member...

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