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# Sexual Harassment

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2022
# UK navy
UK navy launches probe into allegations of sexual harassment on submarines
Britain began admitting women to the navy in 2011.
# Sexual Harassment
Cafe owner ordered to pay €2,500 to teenage waitress in sexual harassment case
The WRC found that the cafe owner had discriminated against the young woman under the Employment Equality Act.
# rail network
Over 760 anti-social behaviour incidents on train services reported in first six months of year
The incidents included multiple reports of fighting, soiling, sexual harassment, lewd behaviour and hate incidents.
# festival season
Irish festivals sign up to campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence
Electric Picnic is among the festivals signed up to the charter.
# Sexual Harassment
Investigation as unsolicited nude images sent to female member of Air Corps by colleague
The woman reported the incident last week.
# cuomo
US prosecutors drop sexual harassment case against ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo
Cuomo was charged in November with a misdemeanor for forcible touching.
All time
# call for change
Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work
Minister Catherine Martin says it’s unacceptable that perpetrators are often those with positions of authority.
# speak out
New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
The Speak Out tool will be launched across 18 universities this academic year.
# harassed at work
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre proposes new ways to combat workplace sexual harassment
A survey by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre survey showed 75.7% of respondents had experienced sexual harassment in Ireland.
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Irish teenagers facing high levels of sexual harassment, report finds
Four out of five teenagers surveyed said they had been subjected to sexual harassment in the last 12 months.
# Third Level
Increased funding needed to tackle sexual violence in colleges, report finds
Investigations must be “independent, trauma-informed and fair to all parties”, the new Promoting Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence report says.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.
# Universities
Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding
Harris said Irish institutions needed to do more to tackle sexual harassment.
# metoo
High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident
Zhou Xiaoxuan has accused state TV host Zhu Jun of groping and forcibly kissing her in 2014.
# Survey
Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions
Colleges will be required to report annual bullying and sexual harassment statistics.
# Academic uncertainty
'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.
# Tories
Jailed former MP was ‘sexual predator who told pack of lies’, judge says
Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women.
# Sexual Harassment
Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout
A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.
# Students
3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds
That’s according to a new national survey published by NUI Galway’s Active Consent Programme.
# WRC
Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000
An investigation carried out by the employer did not uphold any of her sex harassment allegations.
# Sexual Harassment
Deli worker kissed on the neck and pinched by colleague awarded €20,000 for ongoing sexual harassment
The woman gave evidence of incidents where she said she felt personally threatened .
# fashion company
Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k
The Workplace Relations Commission ruled in favour of the woman’s case alleging sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.
# Survey
Four out of five people who experience sexual harassment at work don't report it
The Christmas party has long been identified as the most common off-site location of workplace sexual harassment, the survey said.
# WRC
Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom'
The company provides catering services at the offices of a government department.
# AFCON 2019
Egypt do a U-turn and recall midfielder banned over sexual harassment claims
Amr Warda has also had his suspension reduced, meaning he will now be available to play in the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations.
# Sexual Harassment
McDonald's workers file dozens of sexual harassment charges in US
Allegations included groping, indecent exposure and propositions for sex.
# No Excuses
The government just launched this major campaign to tackle 'disturbingly' high levels of harassment
Last year, 3,182 sex crimes were recorded by gardaí.
Voices
Opinion: Inappropriate comments by customers in the workplace are not 'good craic'
You might not expect women to be subjected to inappropriate sexual comments while working as pharmacists in Ireland, but it happens fairly often, writes Laura Farrell.
# WRC
Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her
The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.
# harassment claims
Nicola Sturgeon refers herself to ministerial watchdog over talks with Alex Salmond
Salmond resigned from the SNP last year after sexual harassment allegations, which he denies, were made public.
# Hollywood
Court dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein
Judd can now pursue defamation claims against the disgraced producer.
# harassment case
Fast food worker claimed supervisor said she reminded him of Benburb Street and had an 'arse like the back of a truck'
The WRC found against the woman in the case however, because the company followed its policies in the matter.
# Sexual Harassment
Google's Dublin employees stage walkout over company's treatment of women
Last week Google said it had fired 48 employees in the past two years as a result of sexual harassment allegations.
# Sexual Harassment
Google fired 48 for sexual harassment in past two years
The company said it is taking an “increasingly hard line” against the behaviour.
# Sexual Assault
Why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony is both 'extraordinary' and 'typical'
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said a person “may carry out a serious sexual assault without even recognising they have done so”.
# metoo
What would make a person more likely to report sexual harassment? This survey wants to find out
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre wants to hear people’s experiences so it can support other survivors of sexual harassment.
# metoo
Australia is having a national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace
“No-one should have to suffer sexual harassment at work, or in any other part of their lives,” Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said.
# Sexual Harassment
Call centre worker sexually harassed by boss awarded €45,000
The woman felt that she had no choice but to resign from her post.
# Sorry
Morgan Freeman apologises after eight women accuse him of harassment
The CNN report includes one woman who says the actor repeatedly tried to lift up her skirt.
# WRC
'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case
The woman had also claimed constructive dismissal against her former employer.