Harassed family gets £10k payout – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2009 in compensation, harassment, local government, maladministration, news by sally

“A council has been ordered to pay £10,000 to a family after it failed in its handling of their complaints against neighbours who harassed them.”

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BBC News, 26th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pensioner convicted of harassing Martin Shaw – The Independent

Posted January 8th, 2009 in harassment, news by sally

“An ‘unhinged’ 66-year-old woman was today (7 January) convicted of harassing television actor Martin Shaw after pouring petrol through the letterbox of his girlfriend.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

HBOS is institutionally sexist, Muslim woman claims in £16m harassment case – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in harassment, race discrimination, sex discrimination by sally

“Bosses at one of Britain’s biggest banks reigned over an ‘institutionally sexist environment’, according to a Muslim woman suing the firm and two senior managers for £16.7m for sexual, religious and racial harassment.”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Homophobic abuse is unlawful regardless of victim’s sexuality, court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 7th, 2009 in harassment, homosexuality, news by sally

“A person does not need to be gay to be protected against homophobic abuse in the workplace, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The ruling extends harassment legislation to situations where someone is teased for being something they clearly are not.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th January 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

English v Thomas Sanderson Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted January 5th, 2009 in harassment, homosexuality, law reports by sally

English v Thomas Sanderson Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Harassment at work on the ground of sexual orientation could occur irrespective of the victim’s actual sexual orientation or the tormentors’ perception of his orientation.”

The Times, 5th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Ice-pick attack stalker is jailed – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2008 in grievous bodily harm, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

“A stalker who attacked a woman with an ice pick because he thought she was a witch has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 18th December 2008

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Suspended sentence for DJ Kershaw – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2008 in harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing by sally

“DJ Andy Kershaw has been given a suspended six-month prison sentence after breaching a restraining order banning him contacting his ex-partner.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Counsellor ‘sacked for refusing to work with gay couples’ – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2008 in harassment, homosexuality, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Christian counsellor from Bristol is to take a charity to a tribunal after he was allegedly sacked for refusing to work with same-sex couples.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lesbian soldier wins £190,000 over male sergeant’s sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2008 in armed forces, harassment, news by sally

“A lesbian soldier who was sexually harassed by a male sergeant today won £190,000 from the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sienna Miller settles with Big Pictures – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2008 in harassment, news, privacy by sally

“Sienna Miller has reached a settlement with Big Pictures, the photo agency run by Darryn Lyons, over harassment and invasion of privacy that includes an agreement about where the actor can and cannot be photographed.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Heather Mills complains to PCC – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2008 in harassment, media, news, privacy by sally

“Heather Mills has made a series of complaints to the UK’s press watchdog about alleged harassment, inaccurate reporting and invasion of privacy over articles in four newspapers, including the Sun and Daily Mail.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gill Switalski, lawyer in record £19m claim, ‘took free advice’ from employer’s law firm – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2008 in harassment, news, professional conduct, sex discrimination by sally

“A City lawyer claiming £19 million after sex discrimination, bullying and harassment forced her from her job took £18,000 worth of free legal advice from one of her company’s preferred law firms, an appeal tribunal heard today.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Leprechaun’ insult case dropped – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2008 in harassment, news, prosecutions, racism by sally

“A teenager from Liverpool who was being prosecuted for swearing at her pregnant Irish neighbour and calling her a leprechaun has had her case dropped.”

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BBC News, 31st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sienna Miller sues paparazzi for harassment – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2008 in harassment, news by sally

“Sienna Miller’s life was made intolerable by a ‘campaign of harassment’ by paparazzi photographers, her lawyer told the high court yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tory candidate spared jail for ‘vile’ hate campaign against rivals – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2008 in criminal damage, harassment, news, political parties, sentencing by sally

“A former Tory prospective parliamentary candidate today escaped a jail sentence after mounting a vicious hate campaign against political rivals in his constituency.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bus driver stalker spared prison – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2008 in harassment, news, sentencing by sally

“A stalker was given a suspended jail sentence for a campaign of harassment against a female bus driver he became ‘obsessed’ with.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Spat between rival parents’ groups at primary school ends in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2008 in assault, harassment, news by sally

“A spat between rival parents’ associations at a primary school ended in court with an estimated £30,000 legal bill.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Neighbour attack pensioner jailed – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2008 in ASBOs, elderly, harassment, news by sally

“A Nottingham pensioner who threatened and attacked neighbours has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met chief accused on race report – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2008 in harassment, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“The UK’s top Asian police officer is to accuse Met Police chief Sir Ian Blair of ordering the rewriting of a report on officers’ harassment of a black man.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Salon manager ‘sexually harassed’ hairdresser, tribunal hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 26th, 2008 in harassment, news, sexual offences by sally

“The manager of a Toni & Guy hair salon sexually harassed a stylist by touching her inappropriately in front of customers, an employment tribunal heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk