How to report physical abuse/harassment at work?

If you face any kind of sexual harassment, physical abuse, or violence at work in Saudi Arabia, you can report it to the Saudi Police. We have explained the process.

Report Physical Abuse with كلنا امن

You can report physical abuse or sexual harassment at work through the كلنا امن application. In order to do it;

  • Download كلنا امن from Google PlayStore or Apple Store.
  • Register your account with the application.
  • Click on “My Incidents“.
  • Navigate the location of the incident.
  • Type of Incident: Sexual Harassment in case of Harassment.
  • Type of Incident: Police in case of Physical Abuse.
  • Select the Date and Time of the Incident.
  • Describe the Incident in Detail.
  • Enter details of the person who committed physical abuse.
  • Add proof if you have any.

Once the report is registered, the Saudi police will approach you to investigate the incident.

Report Harassment with the police station

The second way to report harassment or physical abuse by an employer is to visit the Saudi Police station and register your case there. In order to do it;

  • Locate the nearest Saudi Police Station.
  • Visit the police station along with the proof.
  • The police officer will ask you to write a complaint in the language you want.
  • He will register a case against the person.
  • Soon they will start the investigation.

Punishment under Anti-Harassment Law

Article 6 Anti-Harassment Law prescribes heavy punishments for someone who harasses or physically abuses anyone at a workplace in Saudi Arabia i.e.;

  • 2 years of Jail.
  • SR 100,000 fine.

The punishment would be 5 years in Jailor SR 300,000 fine or both in the following cases;

  • if the victim is a child.
  • if the victim is a person with special needs.
  • if the offense occurs in a workplace or place of study.
  • if the victim is of the same sex.
  • if the victim was asleep, unconscious.
  • if the crime occurred during a crisis or accident.

Fake Harassment Report

In case a person submits a fake harassment or physical abuse report, he would be punished with the following;

  • 1 year of Jail.
  • SR 50,000 fine.

Source: Anti-Harassment Law.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.