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Private sexual harassment hearing not permitted

This report relates to 1 case(s)

An industrial tribunal is not entitled to exclude members of the public (including the press) from the hearing of a sexual harassment case when the evidence to be given is of a sensitive or salacious nature, the Divisional Court has ruled in R v Southampton Industrial Tribunal ex parte INS News Group.

An industrial tribunal in Southampton heard a complaint which appeared to involve allegations that the respondent committed an indecent sexual assault on the applicant.