Dr. Jim Belcher Inaugurated as Third President of Providence Christian College

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Banter can amount to sexual discrimination

first_imgBanter can amount to sexual discriminationOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers should take an overview of sex bias claims, not treat comments inisolation, appeal tribunal rulesWhen does sexual banter amount to sex discrimination? This issue isrevisited by the EAT in Driskel v Peninsula Business Services (2000).Driskel was employed by Peninsula as an advice line consultant in May 1994.Her role involved giving employment law advice over the telephone. In 1995,Huss became her departmental head. As time went by, his relationship withDriskel deteriorated. Driskel alleged this was caused by, among other reasons,Huss’s penchant for sexual banter.On 4 June 1996, a vacancy arose for the post of senior advice lineconsultant (effectively Huss’s deputy). Driskel applied for the job. On theevening before the interview, Driskel alleged (and Huss did not dispute) thatHuss told her she had better attend the interview in a short skirt andsee-through blouse, showing plenty of cleavage, and make an attempt (orpossibly a vain attempt) to persuade him to give her the job. Driskel did not object to this comment at the time. When she turned up forthe interview the next day, she pointed out she was not wearing either asee-though blouse or a mini-skirt to which he replied that would have to do,and asked if she would like some tea.Driskel subsequently complained of sex discrimination. The employersinvestigated her complaint but rejected it. There then followed what the EATdescribed as much toing and froing with the upshot that Driskel advised heremployer that she refused to work even with the senior advice line consultantunless Huss was moved elsewhere. The employer’s response was that this was not practical and that if Driskelrefused to work with her departmental head, her employment would have to beterminated. This is what duly happened. Driskel then brought employmenttribunal proceedings complaining of both unfair dismissal and sexdiscrimination.The employment tribunal dismissed both her complaints: as far as thecomplaint of sex discrimination was concerned, although the tribunal generallypreferred the evidence given by Driskel to that of Huss, it concluded that thevarious incidents were trivial and did not amount to sexual harassment asDriskel had not complained about Huss’s behaviour at the time. Furthermore, thetribunal accepted that Huss’s remarks prior to the interview were intended to bejocular and incapable of being taken seriously and therefore were notdiscriminatory.As far as the complaint of unfair dismissal was concerned, the tribunalaccepted that the reason for dismissal in the present case was some othersubstantial reason, namely the breakdown in the relationship between Huss andDriskel, and considered this was a potentially fair reason for dismissal. Itconcluded that the employer had investigated Driskel’s complaint in areasonable manner and acted reasonably when faced with her demand that, ineffect, the employers should either dismiss Huss or herself.EAT decision Allowing the appeal against the tribunal ruling on the sex discriminationissue, the EAT ruled:• The tribunal was wrong to look at each incident of alleged sexualharassment in isolation. It should have considered whether the remarks overallamounted to less favourable treatment and a detriment within the meaning ofsections 6(2)(a) and (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975;• The employment tribunal was also wrong in treating the sexual bantersuffered by the complainant in the same way as if the remarks had been made toa male employee. The tribunal should have asked itself whether the complainantwas the victim of sex based treatment;• Had the tribunal approached the matter correctly, it would have put thedepartmental head’s remark on the evening before the interview in the contextof the latest in a line of incidents and would have found that the remark wasobjectively discriminatory since it sought to exploit the promotion interviewby reference to the sex of the interviewee and interviewer. In the absence of anon-discriminatory explanation, this amounted to unlawful sex discrimination.By Anthony Korn, a barrister at Barnards Inn Chamberslast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Approves Funding for Abandoned Mine Cleanup Projects in Western Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Approves Funding for Abandoned Mine Cleanup Projects in Western Pennsylvania December 15, 2017 Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that cleanup of acid mine drainage (AMD) and contaminated land at three sites in Western Pennsylvania communities will advance with funding through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).“It takes committed, hard work by many local partners to clean up the environmental degradation left by decades of coal mining before federal and state regulations began in the 1970s,” said Governor Wolf. “Their efforts are invaluable investments in our public health, the vitality of our communities, and the quality of our environment in Pennsylvania.”The grants are supported by the state Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) Fund, established to finance reclamation projects on lands scarred by surface mining, and through the AMD abatement and treatment program to support remediation of AMD in a Qualified Hydrologic Unit—a watershed, river basin, or other unit where AMD has significantly affected water quality in a way that adversely affects biological resources.“DEP is pleased to approve funding to support these partnerships in abandoned mine cleanup efforts,” said Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Their work goes a long way to restore and protect the land and water for their communities and the citizens of Pennsylvania.”The newly funded projects are as follows:Fayette County: AMD Cleanup at Spruell Mine SiteWestern Pennsylvania Conservancy will design and build a passive AMD treatment system at the abandoned Spruell Mine site. The system will remove 5 pounds of iron and 2 pounds of manganese daily from Glade Run to improve stream health. The project was awarded a $414,650 SMCRA Grant.Somerset County: Hawk View RevegetationThe Somerset County Conservation District will repair three acres of land, known as Hawk View, at an abandoned mine site now owned by Somerset County Conservancy and designated a Qualified Hydrologic Unit. Vegetation was killed by acidic material exposed by erosion. The project, which received a $41,008 AMD Set-Aside Grant, consists of laying down a thin layer of crushed limestone and top soil and replanting with native vegetation.Jefferson and Clarion Counties: Mill Creek Watershed Designation as Qualified Hydrologic Unit The Headwaters Charitable Trust will develop the Mill Creek Watershed as a Qualified Hydrologic Unit in a project awarded a $27,850 AMD Set-Aside Grant. This designation will enable the Mill Creek Coalition to leverage additional funding from the AMD Set-Aside Fund to allow continued operation of 14 passive treatment systems in the watershed and develop additional treatment systems to maintain recovered sections of the main stem of Mill Creek and Little Mill Creek.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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