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# Harassment

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# Sore loser
The men who harass female gamers online are likely to be losers themselves*
*In a gaming context.
# Equality Tribunal
Minimum-wage employee who was working 70 hour weeks while heavily pregnant receives €55,000 in compensation
Polish national Ewelina Gacek has won her case against €uro 50 store at the Equality Tribunal.
We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence
A recent survey in UCC found that many students have worrying gaps in knowledge about sexual violence.
# March Madness
Ashley Judd pressing charges against Twitter users for abusive comments
The actress was tweeting about her favourite basketball team when it happened.
# negative attention
Controversial doctor asked to come to Ireland 'to instruct trainees how to give blow jobs'
Dr Gabrielle McMullin said, “We have to get rid of the culture where if you complain about sexual harassment then you get punished.”
# Harassment
Twitter steps up its efforts to fix one of its biggest problems
And a verification feature could be soon on the way.
Bullying in workplaces needs to be addressed, especially in small organisations
How should you react if you’re belittled or bullied in the workplace?
# No scrubs
Morning commuters shut down guy asking for girl's number with mass TLC singalong
No, I don’t want your number.
# bye felipe
This Instagram account is collecting the absolute worst men on Tinder
# funny or die
New video features 10 hours of 'street harassment' of a man in NYC
“Hey powerful”.
Opinion: Street harassment influences how women experience the world
In terms of social geography, street harassment changes the way women experience and use public spaces – it is made smaller, it is limited.
# hollaback
"Damn girl!": Woman secretly films 10 hours of street harassment by strangers
She was even followed by a man for five minutes as she walked.
# connected
Dublin street harassment of women tackled on Connected - here's the reaction
The RTÉ show has people talking.
# Bullying
Garda whistleblower to meet with Commissioner over harassment
McCabe’s legal team have written to Noirín O’Sullivan’s office to arrange the meeting this week to discuss 13 allegations of harassment.
# call for help
14% of callers to crime victims helpline say they are being harassed
The co-ordinator of the National Crime Victims Helpline said that people need to be aware harassment is a crime.
Bullied: Your stories of bullying in the workplace
We asked and you told us. Here are some of your experiences of bullying in the workplace.
# Guerin Report
A young female Garda was sexually harassed at Bailieboro - but a Superintendent 'refused' to deal with it
The Guerin Report found that Gardaí had taken “all appropriate steps” to deal with the case.
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?
# big bullies
Irish workplaces among worst in Europe for bullying
Trade union SIPTU deals with a ‘substantial’ number of bullying cases but said a legal definition of it is needed in Ireland if victims are to get any justice.
Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.
# Twitter
Man arrested after abusive tweets sent to UK bank note campaigner
Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested “on suspicion of harassment offences”.
# India
British tourist jumps from hotel balcony in India to escape harassment
The UK’s foreign office has amended its travel advice for women visiting India as reports of sexual attacks increase.
Column: How parents can help a child who is being bullied
Parents can feel helpless when their child is the victim of bullying – but there are some practical steps they can take to address the problem constructively, writes Pat Forde.
Column: Shouting ‘nice arse’ isn’t innocent, and we shouldn’t ignore it
Seemingly innocuous comments to women are part of a spectrum of harassment – and it’s time we did something about it, writes Jenny Dunne.
# hollaback
“Keep walking, I’m gonna rape you” – Irish street harassment stories shared on Hollaback
Since its launch earlier this month, women have shared experiences of being jeered at, physically picked up by strangers and threatened with rape.
# France
France considers sexual harassment laws after MPs whistle at minister
France is debating new laws on sexual harassment – but they won’t come soon enough to stop wolf-whistling in parliament.
# Baby Mamma
Mother of Grant's baby seeks court order against photographers
The 51-year-old British actor became a Dad in September but the baby’s mother has complained of being harassed by paparazzi ever since the announcement was made earlier this month.
# Racism
Racism 'a fact of everyday life' for migrants
New research has highlighted that immigrants in Ireland experience forms of racism every day.
# Harassment
Two arrested for harassing Sarah Palin's family
The FBI have arrested a father and son from Pennsylvania on suspicion of making harassing calls to the former US vice presidential candidate.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever suffered harassment where you work?
As a report shows a large increase in complaints of workplace discrimination, we’re asking: Has it happened to you?
# In Numbers
Discrimination at work: reports of ill-treatment soar by 60 per cent
Latest figures show the Equality Authority received over 1,000 more complaints of workplace discrimination last year.
# Phoebe Prince
Two of Phoebe Prince accused plead guilty to harassment
Two of the Massachusetts teenagers accused of bullying 15-year-old Irish transfer student Phoebe Prince, who took her own life last year, have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal harassment.
# Courts
Retired teacher wins €88,000 damages over harassment
A teacher was harassed by her principal, who hired a private detective to follow her, after she was overlooked for promotion.