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Is that sexual harrassment?

#1
You must of seen the story in the press on Elaine Day, the PA taking the Prince Charles' Household to an ET claiming sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal.

Forget the part for the mo about was Charlie said to a senior aide in a memo about Ms Day's request to move to a higher post within the Household, but this is the only 'reference' of sexual harrassment that has been mentioned in three newspapers.... (although it seem a bit of a cheek for someone born into money and questions some of the intentions of the Prince's Trust)
Miss Day joined the Prince's staff in March 19999 where she was appointed as PA to Mark Bolland, then the Prince's Private Secretary. As well as supporting Mr Bolland in his role preparing briefings for the Prince's diary which included receptions, seminars and dinners she also helped him run his press office responsibilities relating to Prince William and camilla parker bowles.
After Mr Bolland left in July 2002 to set up his own PR firm she was made secretary to Mr Kefford. She said that within a week she was concerned about his behaviour. She said: "He made me feel extremely uncomfortable by touchng me inappropriately. He would frequently approach me from behind while I was filing or photocopying or when I was in the narrow kitchen. he would often put his hand on my back and rub it. He would also touch my arm and shoulders. This would often make me feel uncomfortable. I did make every effort to keep physical distance between Mr Kefford and myself and try to avoid being alone with him because I believed that given the opportunity he would try and touch me inappropriately."
IMO Is that it? 'king 'ell - if I had to take to court every man (and woman) who did that at work- i'll be running the MoD on me own :lol: (probably do a better job than TCH too).
I'm not saying to suffer in silence - but if you seen the picture of Ms Day, she ain't a big lady but she ain't a piece of p1ss either -if this was something so distressing, she couldn't tell him to back off in certain strong terms? Easier said than done in hindsight? I don't think so.
Perhaps she's a little shy or he's a little hard of hearing - but there's a saying of "Those who cannot hear, Must feel" - calling for a simple 'accident' with the letter opener/stapler/ paper scissors/hell - pick up the damn keyboard - would of suffice lol :twisted: :twisted: . Seriously though, a few verbal promises of castration would of made the man do a Christie backwards.

If that was all she had in terms of 'sexual harrassment', she better not get on a London tube train at a peak hour.
 
#2
MyssL said:
.............................................-if this was something so distressing, she couldn't tell him to back off in certain strong terms? Easier said than done in hindsight? I don't think so.
Exactly.
 
#3
I believe the guy she accused was homosexual too, and she new it. Obviously thought she was that gorgeous she could get him to bat for the other side.

Little person with a big chip on her shoulder for mine...
 
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#4
Unfortunately, sexual harrassment is about 'unwarrented' physical contact. Unlike most crimes, the PC brigade have made this one of those pieces of law where it has to be disproved by the accused, as opposed to proved by the 'victim'.

You've got to ask though, as a PA, she's probably employed because she's got a strong character, so why didn't she tell him to fcuk off?
 
#5
Right what do we need to get loads of publicity and win our case :

Blame Charlie a lot
Claim sexual harassment
Blame Charlie a lot
Claim hurt feelings
Blame Charlie a lot
Accuse Charlie of something noone knows about yet
Blame Charlie a lot
Try to think of something with a racial slant
Blame Charlie a lot .....etc

Bloody ambulance chasing lawyers and claimants are out of hand in this country
 
#6
Once again, I find myself in total agreement with Charles. The man speaks a lot of sense. I just hope he does one day get a crack at the top job.
 
#7
"She requested a move to a promoted position..."

She obviously deserved promotion.....given her demonstrable tact, loyalty and discretion, important attributes in most roles, absolutely vital for working within a Royal Household.

:roll:
 
#9
I agree with Topper. Charles wasn't trying to interfere with politics or gain publicity - he wrote a confidential memo and she abused her position and broke her contract by putting it into the public domain. Obviously we need employment law and rights to a tribunal but why can't things be kept under wraps? I have seen questionable cases like this come up in my professional life and they are extremely depressing. It's rather like the anonymity in rape issue - the damage is done once the person (or organisation) is named - and shamed - in the public domain, even if the accusation was totally groundless.

I fail to see why Charles Clarke (yet another dire cabinet minister) had to open his mouth on this. Surely he has enough work to do on Britain's education system.
 
#10
The world is truely going down the toilet with all this PC shite. There are women being raped out there where the Rapist gets off lightly because the judge is concerned for their rehabilitation. Never mind the victim. Then you get this girl who didn't even register a decent hand up the skirt and it's off to court. Let me guess, just missed out on claiming that you screwed Beckham?
 
#11
Birdie said on a previous thread:
As a matter of course I always keep the sexual harrassment forms in the bottom draw so when I bend down to get one I get a quick glimpse up the complainants skirt.
I offer this tip with no expectation of reward.
 
#12
Birdie_Numnums said:
Birdie said on a previous thread:
As a matter of course I always keep the sexual harrassment forms in the bottom draw so when I bend down to get one I get a quick glimpse up the complainants skirt.
I offer this tip with no expectation of reward.
I'm not sure that he's entirely suited to serve with the Jocks!? 8O :wink:
 

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