Archive for sexual harassment

Evans to have sanctions reduced to one year

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Self-styled fruitbatgate lecturer Dylan Evans is to have his sanctions reduced to one year …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 March]

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‘Fruitbatgate’ sanctions reduced

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“An academic who was found guilty of sexual harassment by University College Cork after showing a female colleague a research paper on oral sex among fruit bats has had the sanctions against him reduced following a court ruling …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 3 March]

Fruitbatgate – update

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 3 July 2010 by Steve

UCC are curently restrained from acting on either the standard university processes in relation to Dylan Evans (such as processing his application for establishment) or the various disciplinary processes (for sexual harassment and for improper publication of confidential information). On UCC’s application, the full hearing on the injunction has been put back to 16 July. Judging from press reports, Evans’ case is based on lack of fair process in relation to the sexual harassment charge. Various affidavits have been filed:

09/06/2010 Deponent DYLAN EVANS
10/06/2010 Deponent JOHN KERR
02/07/2010 Deponent DAVID KERINS
02/07/2010 Deponent MICHAEL MURPHY
02/07/2010 Deponent JOHN HORGAN
02/07/2010 Deponent ADRIAN GREY

(Source: highcourtsearch.courts.ie)

Professor fired over sexual harassment

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 20 September 2009 by Steve

USA“A professor who pointed out that his college’s sexual harassment policy contained no protection for someone who was falsely accused was later fired – for sexual harassment. Professor Thomas Thibeault, who was teaching at East Georgia College in Swainboro, noted the omission during a sexual harassment training seminar. A report prepared by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, says that two days later, in a Kafkaesque irony, Thibeault was fired by the college president for sexual harassment without notice, without knowing his accuser or the charges against him, and without a hearing …” (more)

[University World News, 20 September]