Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sexual Harassment


02/12/10 'My life was ruined after I glared at a colleague' says council worker suing bosses for £330,000
Mr Dermott, 61, had intended his stern looks as 'informal disciplinary measures' towards a junior co-worker 'to tell her to stop being so loud,' the court heard. She lodged a complaint that Mr Dermott had subjected her to 'serious harassment' 'intimidation' and 'constant staring' which she claimed was of a sexual nature.

16/12/10 Selections from the Indian Penal Code - Uma Challa
"Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both", reads Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code.

Sexual Harassment of Men

15/12/10 Is cleavage a distraction at work?
"Any woman knows that if you want to distract your audience from the possible vacuity of what you’re ­saying, allow them an unimpeded view of your cleavage."
"Male colleagues do turn in to brain-dead morons at the sight of an impressive cleavage."

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