EMPLOYERS should state unequivocally that sexual harassment at work was unlawful and would not be tolerated, according to the Equal Opportunities Commission. A draft code of practice on the Sex Discrimination Ordinance said the statement should include that employees have a right to complain. A co-ordinator should be made responsible for establishing both an informal and a formal complaints procedure. All companies should treat sexual harassment as a disciplinary offence. The code, being discussed by the commission, said employers should allow the plaintiff to choose whether to remain in their post or be transferred, no matter whether the complaint was upheld. The draft listed the following acts which should be regarded as sexual harassment: Unnecessary comments about the way someone looks; Unwelcome questions about someone's sex life; Suggestive remarks or glances; Sexual or obscene jokes; Offensive hand or body gestures; Physical contact such as patting, touching, deliberately brushing up against someone, or putting an arm around someone; Displaying sexist or sexually offensive pictures or posters. The code said sexual harassment could be resolved by a 'self-help' procedure, under which the harassed may write to the harasser, advising that a complaint may be made if offensive behaviour does not stop. If such action failed, the complainant could then lodge a complaint. The commission will seek views on the code next month before public consultation begins in October. Men could have two weeks' paternity leave if a private member's bill became law. Legislator Bruce Liu Sing-lee of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood will table the bill next year. Party spokesman Wong Kwok-ke said the proposal also suggested the leave period would be negotiable under special conditions.