New sexual harassment law to protect staff from customers – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2008 in employment, harassment, news by sally

“Employers will be duty-bound from next week to protect their staff from sexual harassment by customers, suppliers and others they encounter in the course of their work. Workers are already protected from harassment by colleagues, but under new rules which come into force on April 6, they will be able to seek damages from employers who fail to take reasonable steps to protect them from harassment by a third party, if bosses knew that at least two incidents had already taken place.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Harassed lawyer to get record £13m award – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2008 in bullying, harassment, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A City lawyer who was left too ill to work after alleged bullying and harassment at her office is in line for record sex discrimination compensation of more than £13 million, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man faces trial over Facebook harassment – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2008 in computer crime, harassment, internet, news by sally

“A man will become the first person in the UK to stand trial next month accused of harassing a woman on Facebook.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

S v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Posted February 15th, 2008 in harassment, law reports, public order by sally

S v Director of Public Prosecutions

The offence under section 4A(1)(b) of the Public Order Act 1986 of displaying, with intent to cause a person harassment, alarm or distress, a visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress, may be established even where the harassment, alarm or distress crystallises only at the date several months after the act of displaying and at the instance of action by a police officer.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Barrister who harassed his wife is named – The Times

Posted February 11th, 2008 in anonymity, harassment, news by sally

“An eminent barrister and judge whose conviction for harassing his ex-wife and her new partner was kept secret by a gagging order can be named, the High Court ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th February 2008
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Stalking by patients is a real menace for psychiatrists – The Times

Posted January 25th, 2008 in doctors, harassment, news by sally

“More than one in ten psychiatrists has been stalked by patients or their associates, a survey suggests. A report commissioned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found that 10.7 per cent of its members have been victims of stalking, while one in three had suffered harassment under legal and academic definitions of the term.”

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The Times, 25th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Neighbour from hell’ is banned by court from living in his own home – The Times

Posted January 10th, 2008 in harassment, news, restraining orders by sally

“A homeowner who terrorised his next-door neighbours for five years has been banned from living and sleeping in his own house in what could be a legal first.”

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The Times, 10th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

McClintock v Department of Constitutional Affairs – Times Law Reports

Posted December 5th, 2007 in harassment, law reports, magistrates, religious discrimination by sally

McClintock v Department of Constitutional Affairs

Employment Appeal Tribunal

“To allow judges to opt out of hearing cases where they disapproved of the law would be an abdication of their responsibilities.”

The Times, 5th December 2007

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. 

Conn v Sunderland City Council – Times Law Reports

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in harassment, law reports by sally

Conn v. Sunderland City Council 

Court of Appeal

“In determining whether harassment had occurred to incur civil liability under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the test was to ask whether the gravity of the misconduct was such as would sustain criminal liability under section 1 of that Act.”

The Times, 23rd November 2007

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

Christian charity sacked non-believer – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in employment, harassment, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A finance officer claims she was dismissed by a Christian charity centre because she did not believe in God.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Conn v Sunderland City Council – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2007 in harassment, law reports by sally

Conn v Sunderland City Council

“In determining whether ‘harassment’ had occurred for the purposes of civil proceedings under s 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 the touchstone was to ask whether the gravity of the misconduct was of an order which would sustain criminal liability under s 2 of the Act.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Man jailed over Facebook message – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2007 in harassment, injunctions, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“A husband banned from contacting his estranged wife was jailed after he inadvertently sent her a message on the social networking site Facebook.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Cancer patient sues the Halifax for harassment after 762 calls about loan – The Times

Posted September 25th, 2007 in banking, harassment, news by sally

“A lung cancer patient has gone to court to stop his bank contacting him about repayment of a loan after he was called 762 times in ten months.”

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The Times, 25th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Misuse of an act designed to stop stalkers – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2007 in harassment, injunctions, special report by sally

“Heathrow Airport Ltd applied for a wide-ranging injunction which, had they succeeded, could have banned five million people from the Piccadilly Line, large sections of the M4 and land surrounding Heathrow as well as the airport itself. It would have done so by making them subject to the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.”

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The Independent, 7th August 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman’s payout over ginger taunts – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 26th, 2007 in harassment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A red-headed waitress who was taunted about the colour of her hair was awarded £17,618 compensation by an employment tribunal yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Silencing hatred – Law Society’s Gazette

“Although the Race and Religious Hatred Act was passed 18 months ago it has yet to be brought into force. The many who regard it as superfluous fear it will be soon. Polly Botsford reports.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th June 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Stalking victims given anonymity – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2007 in anonymity, domestic violence, electoral register, harassment, news by sally

“New voting legislation is set to come into effect which will allow victims of stalking and domestic violence to keep their names off the electoral roll.”

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman “harassed” by bank wins settlement – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in harassment, news by traceydennis

“A mother who sued a bank for allegedly harassing her over charges incurred in connection with her overdraft has settled the case out of court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Woman sues bank for overdraft ‘harassment’ – The Times

Posted April 19th, 2007 in harassment, news by sally

“A single mother who says she had to take time off work because of the stress of a disputed overdraft is suing the Halifax for harassment.”

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The Times, 19th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk