Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: “I roofied your drink” – Legal Futures

Posted June 16th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, harassment, news, solicitors by sally

‘A trainee solicitor who subjected two female colleagues to “harassing and abusive behaviour” at a work Christmas party has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 16th June 2022

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Call to beef up rules on discrimination and harassment by barristers – Legal Futures

‘The rules against discrimination and harassment by barristers need to be strengthened by removing the requirement that the actions be unlawful, two QCs have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2022

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Landlord jailed for 12 months over illegal eviction of tenant – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2022 in harassment, landlord & tenant, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Peterborough landlord has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the illegal eviction and harassment of a private tenant, following a prosecution brought by Peterborough City Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, June 2022

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Gymnastics abuse: Eloise Jotischky becomes first to win a civil case against British Gymnastics – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in children, compensation, harassment, news, sex discrimination, sport, women by tracey

‘A former elite acrobatic gymnast has become the first to win a civil case against British Gymnastics for the abuse she experienced in the sport.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2022

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‘Monster’ neighbour jailed for at least 37 years for Gloucestershire murder – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “monster” who murdered one neighbour and seriously wounded two others in a “spree of planned violence” after they took legal action to try to curtail his 12-year campaign of extreme harassment has been jailed for at least 37 years.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2022

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Tribunals agree to “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) and Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) have agreed to impose “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct and other forms of discrimination, bullying or harassment.’

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Legal Futures, 7 June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Defending legal challenges to school exclusions – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court recently dismissed a judicial review challenge to a school exclusion decision. Alex Line looks at the lessons to be learned from the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2022

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City council prosecutes landlord for unlawfully evicting family of five – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2022 in harassment, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Chelmsford City Council has prosecuted a landlord who unlawfully evicted a family of five from their home in Chelmsford, Essex, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th May 2022

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What does UK law say about sexual harassment in the workplace? – OUP Blog

Posted May 26th, 2022 in employment, equality, harassment, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘An MP watching porn in the House of Commons and inappropriate comments made about the deputy leader of the Labour party’s legs: not even the place where our legislation is made appears to be immune from the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.’

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OUP Blog, 25th May 2022

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Landlord loses court battle with local authority over costs agreement reached by his counsel – Local Government Lawyer

‘A cost agreement cannot be undone simply because one party claimed to have stopped instructing the barrister concerned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th May 2022

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Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘Calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal has ruled. Hair loss is much more prevalent among men than women so using it to describe someone is a form of discrimination, a judge has concluded. Commenting on a man’s baldness in the workplace is equivalent to remarking on the size of a woman’s breasts, the finding suggests.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2022

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LiP loses costs challenge over ‘no longer instructed’ barrister – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A litigant who tried to argue that his costs order was agreed by a barrister who was no longer instructed has lost a court challenge.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th May 2022

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Man found guilty of threatening ‘traitor’ Labour MP with noose – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of threatening a Labour MP after he held a makeshift gallows with a noose outside parliament and said: “This is what we do to traitors.”’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2022

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Harassment in employment?: Ali v Heathrow Express – Law & Religion UK

‘Anis Ali, a Muslim, worked for the Heathrow Express which was at the relevant time run by the first respondent, Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd. The second respondent, Redline Assured Security Ltd, was responsible for carrying out security checks at the airport and the Heathrow Express stations. The checks involved creating and leaving suspicious objects to test how security officers responded to them, and in August 2017 it carried out a test using a bag containing a box, some electric cable and, visible at the top, a piece of paper with the words “Allahu Akbar” written in Arabic. Subsequently, the Operating Company sent an e-mail reporting on the results of the test and including images of the bag and the note to a group of employees – including Mr Ali.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th April 2022

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Four in 10 pupils have experienced or witnessed bullying at the Bar – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2022 in barristers, bullying, equality, harassment, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘Nearly four in 10 pupils have either personally experienced or observed bullying, harassment and/or discrimination (BHD), Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2022

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11 years, 10 arrests, at least 62 women: how did Britain’s worst cyberstalker evade justice for so long? – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, news, sentencing, stalking, victims, women by sally

‘Matthew Hardy so frightened some of his victims that they slept with weapons. Although he was known to the police – and even prosecuted – it was more than a decade before he was jailed.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Woman in Mike Hill case may sue Commons over compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed by a former Labour MP is considering suing the House of Commons for failing to ringfence money that could cover her compensation.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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8% of judges report facing bullying and/or harassment – Legal Futures

Posted March 10th, 2022 in bullying, harassment, judiciary, news, statistics by tracey

‘Around one in 12 judicial office-holders have experienced bullying and/or harassment in the last 12 months, while 5% reported that they had faced discrimination, according to research published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 10th March 2022

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Rule will require solicitors to challenge colleagues’ improper behaviour – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors will have a regulatory obligation to challenge colleagues who treat others unfairly or without respect as part of a plan to beef up the rules on health and wellbeing at work.’

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Legal futures, 7th March 2022

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Would Removing Social Media Anonymity Protect Or Threaten Our Rights? – Each Other

‘As online abuse and disinformation become more commonplace, the debate over whether anonymity on social media protects people from harm or restricts their rights is heating up.’

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Each Other, 3rd February 2022

Source: eachother.org.uk