Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Taking A Stand Against Sexual Harassment

Whether or not you agree with the way Kristy Fraser-Kirk has gone about her $37m punitive claim against David Jones, nonetheless it is difficult not to admire her courage for taking such a stand.

The case will no doubt change the course and status of sexual harassment cases in Australia.

Her approach of pledging to give the payment to a charity for harassment victims and the wiliness of Harmers Workplace Lawyers to take on the case as a pro-bono also are to be applauded.

Kristy will no doubt have a difficult and challenging time ahead of her as the course of the claim proceeds.

She deserves our full support.


1 comment:

Christine said...

Hi Candy, I agree with most of what you have written. However when you say "Her approach of pledging to give the payment to a charity for harassment victims and the wiliness of Harmers Workplace Lawyers to take on the case as a pro-bono also are to be applauded." I'm not positive but I have heard several references in the press that she has changed her mind and will now not be giving the money to charity.

It would appear she has a very weak character if she has, in fact, changed her view which brought her great support.

regards, from Christine