Online trolling laws under consideration following abuse of MPs – The Independent

‘An investigation into the abuse of MPs and parliamentary candidates is considering whether new laws are needed to protect public servants because of the rise of social media.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2017

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Stalker pilot jailed after signing former partner up to S&M dating sites and hacking her bridge club – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in harassment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A spurned pilot maliciously signed his former partner up to sadomasochistic dating sites, stalked her and hacked into her bridge club.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

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PM orders inquiry into intimidation of MPs during general election – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has ordered an investigation into intimidation experienced by candidates during the last election after a barrage of complaints by MPs about death threats and harassment.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2017

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Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2017 in harassment, news, police, reports, stalking, victims by sally

‘Victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in England and Wales, say two watchdogs.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2017

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Charities which pester donors for cash face fines of up to £25,000 and are told to ‘restore their reputations’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2017 in charities, fines, harassment, news by sally

‘Charities which pester donors for cash face being fined up to £25,000 under new rules introduced this week as the new watchdog head warns organisations they must “restore their reputations”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2017

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Deepcut inquest to examine bullying claims – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2017 in armed forces, bullying, harassment, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A fresh inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut barracks will examine whether he was hounded to death by “bullying and harassment”, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2017

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Calls for Ofcom to block Sky takeover until Fox News cases are resolved – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2017 in confidentiality, harassment, media, news, takeovers by sally

’21st Century Fox’s takeover of Sky should be blocked until allegations of sexual and racial harassment at Fox News have been resolved, according to a lawyer representing alleged victims in the US.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2017

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Fox News must let Ofcom meet harassment victims, lawyer says – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2017 in harassment, injunctions, media, news, sex discrimination, victims by sally

‘Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox should waive gagging orders on victims of alleged racial and sexual harassment at Fox News so they can speak to the UK media watchdog, a lawyer representing the victims has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2017

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Defendant told to pay £100k legal costs to council over harassment campaign – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 8th, 2017 in costs, harassment, news by sally

‘A man has been ordered to pay Hertsmere Borough Council £100,000 in legal costs after he conducted a long campaign of harassment against councillors and officers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2017

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Abuse victims ‘failed by police and courts over online harassment’ – The Guardian

‘Police and court action, including the imposition of restraining orders, is failing to prevent domestic abusers and stalkers from carrying on their campaigns of harassment and abuse against their victims online, a unique survey of victims has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2017

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Subpostmasters fight to clear names in theft and false accounting case – The Guardian

‘More than 1,000 subpostmasters who claim they were wrongly accused of theft or false accounting could join a class action against the Post Office to clear their names.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Millionaire mistress put up posters claiming her lover was a paedophile in bid to make his wife leave him – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2017 in harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing by tracey

‘When businessman Andrew Nelson first met care home tycoon Yvonne Graham he could not have envisaged their relationship would come to resemble the plot of the Hollywood thriller Fatal Attraction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Man who shouted homophobic abuse at dog walkers gets tougher sentence – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who shouted homophobic abuse at a walker to scare him off Barnes Common and assaulted another man has been sentenced to an 18-month community order.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th April 2017

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Fine for senior partner who “accidentally” discriminated against colleague on grounds of age and religion – Legal Futures

‘A senior partner who was found by an employment tribunal to have discriminated against, harassed and victimised a former equity partner at his firm, has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), which found his culpability to be “low” as his behaviour had “just crossed the line into discrimination”.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2017

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Intimidatory offences and domestic abuse – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines on sentencing intimidatory offences and domestic abuse.’

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Sentencing Council, 30th March 2017

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Revenge porn crackdown: Offenders who send pictures to family members face two years in jail under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2017 in bills, domestic violence, families, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘Offenders who send “revenge porn” images to victims’ family members could face up to two years in jail under new sentencing plans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

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Ex-boyfriend guilty of teenager Shana Grice murder – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, stalking, women by sally

‘A man who stalked and killed his former girlfriend after she rejected him has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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Gym goer who complained music was not motivating wins damages after an instructor humiliated him over microphone for complaint – Daily Telegraph

‘A fitness enthusiast who complained his gym’s music was not motivating enough has won damages after an instructor humiliated him over a microphone for complaining.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2017

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Care home owners seek to bar council officers from entering premises – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 9th, 2017 in care homes, harassment, local government, news, quality assurance by sally

‘The owners of a care home have sought to bar Cornwall Council officers from entering its premises, claiming that the action was necessary to “protect service users from disruptive local officials”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th March 2017

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Sexual harassment ‘at epidemic levels’ in UK universities – The Guardian

‘Almost 300 claims against staff have been made in six years, but victims and lawyers say those are just tip of iceberg.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2017

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