Lithuania - Sexual Harassment
A person who, in seeking sexual contact or satisfaction, harasses a person subordinate to him in office or otherwise by vulgar or comparable actions or by making offers or hints shall be considered to have committed a misdemeanour and shall be punished by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest.
According to Article 1 of the Law on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men, sexual harassment is defined as offensive verbal or physical, conduct of sexual nature, towards a person with whom there are work, business or other relations of subordination. There is a general definition of harassment in the same law that unwanted conduct related to the sex of a person that occurs with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, and of creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or offensive environment.
Legal provisions on protection orders
No legal provision
Criminal Code, Article 152; Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (1998); Law on Equal Opportunities (2005) and Labour Code (2003)
Definition of sexual harassment, provided in the Directives, is completely transposed to the national legislation of Lithuania.
Related information: Subparagraph 5 of Article 235(2) of the Labour Code defines violation of equal opportunities of women and men or sexual harassment as a gross breach of work duties for which the violator may be imposed a disciplinary sanction (a warning, a reprimand, dismissal from work).