Cyber-bullies could be given tougher sentences – The Independent

‘The Government today backed tougher laws that could see cyber stalkers imprisoned for up for two years.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2014

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Plastic surgeon’s career in tatters after transsexual patient falsely claims he botched ear operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, cosmetic surgery, electronic mail, harassment, news by tracey

‘A plastic surgeon who brought liposuction to UK had his career almost ruined due to false claims by a transsexual who claimed he botched his ear operation. Dr Brian Mayou, founder of the Cadogan Clinic, 120 Sloane Street, Belgravia, became the target of a one-man campaign of abusive emails, calls, texts and online postings claiming he was a paedophile.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

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Women prisoners ‘coerced into sex with staff’ – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in harassment, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, women by sally

‘Female prisoners in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in return for favours such as alcohol and cigarettes, a report says.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Pop stars’ daughter who glued herself to anti-fracking protester found guilty – The Guardian

‘The daughter of musicians Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde has been found guilty after supergluing herself to a fellow anti-fracking protester outside the main gate of an exploratory oil drilling site.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2014

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Rise in cases of harassment – but prosecutions fall – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2014 in domestic violence, harassment, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Soaring numbers of harassment cases are never making it to court, The Independent has learnt. The rise is resulting in victims of domestic abuse being systematically let down by police and the Crown Prosecution Service, campaigners have said.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2014

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Woman who cancelled brother’s wedding jailed for eight weeks – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2014 in guilty pleas, harassment, impersonation, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who cancelled her brother’s wedding in what a court heard was like an EastEnders plotline has been jailed for eight weeks.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2014

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Ex-soldier sues Ministry of Defence for alleged failure to tackle bullying – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, compensation, complaints, harassment, news, ombudsmen, standards, statistics by tracey

‘A former British private is suing the Ministry of Defence over allegations the army allowed severe bullying which led to him attempting to take his own life five times.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2014

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Policeman who smashed pensioner’s car window awarded £440,000 payout – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2014 in constructive dismissal, harassment, news, police, tribunals by sally

‘A police officer who chased and then smashed a pensioner’s car window has won £440,000 after a tribunal found he left his job after becoming a “laughing stock” among his colleagues when a video of the incident appeared online.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2014

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Woman becomes first person to be jailed for ‘trolling herself’ – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2014 in harassment, internet, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who used fake Facebook profiles to send herself hundreds of abusive messages has been jailed for 20 months.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2014

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Bullying in armed forces on rise, MoD figures reveal – The Guardian

‘Shocking official figures reveal a surge in the incidence of bullying in the armed forces, with one in 10 military personnel claiming to have been the victim of “discrimination, harassment or bullying in a service environment” during the past year.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2014

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Social media abuse – could a responsible user course be the answer? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 31st, 2014 in harassment, internet, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘Caroline Criado- Perez mounted a wonderful and successful campaign to have a woman appear on a Bank of England note. She succeeded and Jane Austen will feature on the next £10 note – hopefully more will follow. Whilst campaigning, however, Ms Craido-Perez was subject to the most appalling online abuse on Twitter.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th January 2014

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Proving and disproving discrimination – Cloisters

Posted January 29th, 2014 in burden of proof, employment, equality, harassment, news by sally

‘This talk looks at the legal and practical tools available to employment lawyers to prove or disprove direct discrimination and harassment, exploring in particular three areas:

a. How judges apply the burden of proof s136(2)(3) EA 2010
b. What is the role of Comparators in light of the Supreme Court decision of Hewage v Grampian Health Board [2012] ICR 1054, SC
c. What role does knowledge of the protected characteristic now play in light of IPC Media Ltd v Millar [2013] IRLR 707.’

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Cloisters, 14th January 2014

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Ian Watkins verdict: How did he coerce Woman A and Woman B? – Barristers’ Hub

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child abuse, duress, harassment, news by sally

‘Ian Watkins was sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment for a series of child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby, on the 18th of December 2013. His co-defendants, known as Woman A and Woman B, also received lengthy custodial sentences: 14 years and 17 years respectively.’

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Barristers’ Hub, 27th January 2014

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Two jailed for Twitter abuse of feminist campaigner – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in compensation, harassment, internet, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Two people were jailed on Friday for subjecting feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez to abuse on Twitter.

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Marital coercion defence ‘to be scrapped’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2014 in bills, defences, harassment, married persons, news by sally

‘The historical defence of marital coercion is to be abolished in England and Wales, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2014

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Lord Rennard cleared of sexually harassing Liberal Democrat women and says he wants his job back – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in burden of proof, harassment, news, political parties, professional conduct, women by tracey

‘Lord Rennard has been cleared of sexually harassing Liberal Democrat party workers despite an independent review finding “broadly credible” evidence he “violated” the personal space of women.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th Janaury 2014

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Court of Appeal refuses blogger permission to appeal in libel case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2014 in appeals, defamation, harassment, internet, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal last month refused a blogger permission to appeal in her libel claim against a council and its chief executive, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer,  6th January 2014

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Transsexual PC’s case against Essex Police rejected – BBC News

‘An employment tribunal has rejected claims of harassment and discrimination by a transsexual police officer, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2013

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Muslim vigilantes jailed for ‘sharia law’ attacks in London – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2013 in assault, harassment, intimidation, Islam, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” vigilante group have been jailed for harassing, intimidating and assaulting people on the streets of east London while claiming they were enforcing sharia law.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2013

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Man who stripped naked and stuck a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom in a hotel corridor walks free – The Independent

‘A man who appeared from the storage cupboard of a hotel naked with a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom, has walked free from court.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2013

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