Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Work and Social Networking

Social networking sites bring up a whole load of complications as they can lead to a blurring of the line between personal and professional. In a post on the topic of social networking I wrote a while back, a commenter, Chris, alerted me to a powerpoint slideshow on social networking here. It’s worth looking at […]

Keep your sticky fingers off our legal system, thanks

In light of the SNP’s election win on May 5, this should come as no surprise: The Scottish cabinet is taking action to stop the UK Supreme Court in London getting involved in criminal cases north of the border. SNP ministers said the independence of Scotland’s legal system must be defended in the wake of several […]

Abuse of process and damages claims

In discussions on the DJs sexual harassment case, I have seen a tendency for people to excuse Fraser-Kirk’s $37M claim for punitive damages. The idea seems to be, “Well, they treated her outrageously; why should she not make an outrageous damages claim against them? After all, it’s small change for them.” This post is an […]

David Jones Sexual Harrassment Case Settles

I’ve been watching the David Jones sexual harassment case involving former CEO Mark McInnes and former David Jones publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk with interest, as frequent readers of this blog will know. The case garnered a lot of publicity because Fraser-Kirk’s allegations resulted in McInnes’ resignation, but then Fraser-Kirk proceeded to sue him on a variety […]

Sexual harassment and the law

Personal recollections A long time ago, in the process of applying for Articles, I was sexually harassed by a male partner at a law firm. I think I was, anyway. I hadn’t received a place in the first round of offers, and I’d come to seek feedback on my interview technique. “What would you do […]