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Harrassment Claim Dismissed

Human Resources TrainingA sexual harrassment complaint  was dismissed after the alleged victim failed to appear at the proceedings

The Gold Coast Hotel worker complained of sexual harrassment after a male boss allegedly made a comment regarding her “huge knockers”.

The Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal dismissed the worker’s complaints after she failed to appear at a manditory conferenc ewith the target of resolving the issue.

The alleged victim, Amy Harron, cited in her complaint that the boss, Mr.Potts commented on her “huge knockers” following an interview for a job. She also claims that she overheard Potts commenting that he had “never employed an unattractive girl”. Harron continued, stating that Potts had discussed her brother in unflattering terms; calling him a “dickhead” and stating that he intends to steal his girlfriend.

Harron has forwarded the issue to the Human Resources Department.

Harron has requested not to be supervised by Potts but was presented no other alternatives. Harron wants to avoid being continually vilified, and feeling “hurt” and “humiliated”. Potts has admitted to making the comments regarding the worker’s physical attributes, yet claims it was meant as a “one-off” and was not meant to harm anyone.

Despite this, Harrons failure to appear has caused the complaint to be dismissed.

Source: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/hotel-workers-sexual-harassment-claim-knocked-back-due-to-non-appearance-at-resolution-meeting/story-e6freoof-1226175024135

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