Media watch – Wednesday

7 February 2018

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  1. PDB

     /  February 7, 2018

    Not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere on here recently but regardless of your political bent one must be very concerned of the new govt wanting to keep records of workplace sexual misconduct ‘allegations’ (i.e. not proven) and then using this data to attack/punish individuals or businesses.

    “But under the direction of Women’s Minister Julie Anne Genter, MBIE is set to begin keeping centralised records on allegations of workplace sexual misconduct.”

    “Genter has asked MBIE to provide advice as to how that data could be used, for example to track patterns of sexual harassment complaints by employer.”

    “Many women have had unsafe experiences in the workplace – this needs to stop, and there needs to be consequences for workplaces that don’t take action,” she said.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/101113650/government-to-start-tracking-sexual-misconduct-in-the-workplace

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    • Corky

       /  February 7, 2018

      I heard Genter talking to Larry on this issue. I agree, this is a slippery slope. Reminds me of Aunty trying to muzzle the media.

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  2. Blazer

     /  February 7, 2018

    ‘The sexual harassment data would be collated within the same system MBIE uses to collect and store data about employment complaints and mediations. Its use is covered by MBIE’s Code of Conduct, the Official Information Act and the Privacy Act. ‘..Stuff link.

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  3. Businesses will have to go all male or all female staff to avoid vexatious claims that could destroy their staff and their business

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    • Blazer

       /  February 7, 2018

      ever heard of…homosexuals…George.

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    • Gezza

       /  February 7, 2018

      That could be problematic in larger organisations. Quite a few women over the years said to me & others they don’t like working with only women because they were too bitchy.

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  4. duperez

     /  February 7, 2018

    It used to be that ‘dragged’ meant, well, dragged. Dragged is definitely a word for headlines. Words like like ‘taken’ and ‘escorted’ don’t cut it.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11989443

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/101215808/gold-coast-police-drag-man-off-nzbound-plane-charge-him-with-rape

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