Transgender couple win council payout for defamation – Daily Telegraph

‘A transgender couple who claim local villagers subjected them to a campaign of harassment won damages from the council after defamatory comments were published on its website.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

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100 judges and magistrates received death threats over cases in past five years – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in courts, harassment, intimidation, judges, judiciary, magistrates, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A hundred judges and magistrates have received written threats connected to cases they presided over during the past five years, the Ministry of Justice has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Man sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for harassing victim because of disability – CPS News Brief

‘A 25 year old man who used social media to harass a man because of his disability has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.’

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CPS News Brief, 27th January 2016

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Dominatrix who ‘outed’ client to his employers is convicted of stalking – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in harassment, news, prostitution, restraining orders by sally

‘Escort given restraining order preventing her from contacting supercar sales executive after sending details to bosses of his ‘submissive sexual lifestyle’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2016

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The new criminal offence for domestic abuse cases: section 76 Serious Crime Act 2015 – Park Square Barristers

Posted January 13th, 2016 in domestic violence, harassment, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘On Tuesday 29th December 2015, Section 76 Serious Crime Act 2015 came into force, this introduced the new criminal offence of “Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship“. This offence has been introduced to strength the powers of the police, prosecution and courts in combating domestic abuse and dealing with those cases when an individual is trapped in a controlling and abusive relationship, but may not have been physically assaulted. It is also aimed to deal with the difficulties of obtaining convictions for offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 as evidence in the case of R v Curtis [2010] EWCA Crim 123; [2010] 1 Cr. App. R. 31.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th January 2016

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Disabled workers can’t afford justice to deal with workplace harassment – The Guardian

‘Since the government introduced fees for employment tribunals, together with legal aid cuts, disabled people have increasingly been unable to have their cases heard.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2016

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Stalkers to be banned from contacting victims online under plans to protect people targeted on the internet – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2015 in consultations, harassment, internet, news, stalking, statistics, victims by sally

‘The Home Office is drawing up proposals to hit stalkers with protection orders to prevent them from contacting strangers on the internet and in person.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2015

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Self-help author targeted by stalker for seven years after showing kindness to him on trans-Atlantic flight – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2015 in harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A stalker terrorised a best-selling author for seven-years after when she sat next to him on a trans-Atlantic flight.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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Woman sentenced for racist abuse on London bus – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 17th, 2015 in harassment, press releases, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Simone Joseph, 37, was sentenced today at Hendon Magistrates’ court to 16 weeks suspended for 18 months for racially aggravated intentional harassment. This relates to an incident on a 206 bus on 13th October 2015.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th November 2015

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Drugs boss who said he ‘only employs beautiful women’ guilty of sexism – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2015 in employment, harassment, news, sex discrimination, tribunals, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘The boss behind a banned cancer “wonder drug” has been found guilty of sex discrimination after writing “Red lipstick, heels – good” on his personal assistant’s job application.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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New Country Guidance case on Afghan Sikhs – Free Movement

‘At long last the long awaited new Country Guidance case on Sikhs from Afghanistan is out. The case is TG and others (Afghan Sikhs persecuted) (CG) [2015] UKUT 595 (IAC).’

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Free Movement, 9th November 2015

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Employment tribunal fees ‘may put off claimants’ – BBC News

‘The father of three sisters who brought employment claims against an award-winning chef has said tribunal fees could put people off filing a dispute.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2015

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Man who threw pensioner’s walking frame off bus in racist attack jailed – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2015 in guilty pleas, harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who shouted racist abuse at a pensioner before throwing his walking frame off a bus has been jailed for 16 weeks, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2015

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Fake monk Damon Kelly spread gay hate leaflets – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2015 in community service, freedom of expression, harassment, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A fake monk who distributed leaflets condemning homosexuality and other “works of darkness” has been banned from doing so for five years.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2015

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Anti-Muslim crimes get own category in statistics – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2015 in crime, harassment, news, religious discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Anti-Muslim hate crimes will be recorded as a separate category by all police forces in England and Wales, the prime minister has said.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2015

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Top actor wins legal ban on “revenge porn” material – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2015 in harassment, injunctions, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘A top actor has won a High Court ruling preventing sexually explicit material and “revenge porn” from being published.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2015

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Sexual harassment and universities’ legal obligations – the government’s new taskforce – Education Law Blog

‘Many of you will have heard about the government’s recent decision to set up a taskforce to tackle violence against women on campus. (See the government press release here.) This move is timeous or long overdue (depending on your viewpoint) in the light of the accumulating momentum of campaigns by various individuals and organisations to highlight the high incidence of sexual violence/harassment on campus.’

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Education Law Blog, 23rd September 2015

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40 year old man sentenced for revenge porn – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 40 year old man has today been sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to one charge relating to revenge pornography. Simon Humphrey was sentenced at St Albans Magistrates’ Court after he admitted at an earlier hearing that he had published a naked picture of the victim without her consent. A restraining order was also put in place for 18 months which means he may not contact the victim.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2015

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Charities should face fundraising ban if they harass donors – report – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in charities, data protection, financial regulation, harassment, news, penalties by sally

‘Charities that harass or abuse donors should be named and shamed, and in some cases banned from approaching the public for money, a government-commissioned review of fundraising has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2015

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Charities back tough fundraising rules to protect vulnerable donors – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2015 in budgets, charities, complaints, elderly, fines, harassment, news, select committees, statistics by sally

‘Britain’s top charities have pledged support for proposed tough new rules aimed at preventing the use of aggressive fundraising techniques to target vulnerable and elderly donors after a series of scandals over the summer.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2015

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