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HC Online | 25 Jan 2016, 07:26 AM Agree 0
A Melbourne-based senior lawyer stands accused of sexually harassing a female co-worker, although his firm says the text-message relationship was consensual.
  • HR Dude | 25 Jan 2016, 12:20 PM Agree 0
    A good example of where the power in the relationship was completely unbalanced. Even if both parties 'consented' there is the risk that the junior employee was doing so because of the risk to her career should she have said no. Further, there has been a few high profile cases showing the negative culture in law firms, and anecdotal evidence I've heard backs this up.
  • Human Resources | 27 Jan 2016, 08:51 AM Agree 0
    Perhaps the Human Rights Commission should encourage people to speak with a Human Resources specialist. They mention speaking to a union, but not a Human Resources person, a specialist trained to deal with such matters. I'm hoping this is paraphrased by HC online, it would be sad that the Human Rights commission leave out HR, while being interviewed by a HR representative body.
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