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#19219

OMG: A friend told me about a sexual harassment case decided against a Counselling Services counselor a few months ago. If people know what's going on there I'm interested to get details. Wondering how concerned I should be.

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  1. I remember reading about this in Imprint, but it was a while ago so I might not have all the details straight.

    As I recall, it happened between two counselling service workers when one grabbed the other's ass, so obviously the girl who was assaulted filed a complaint.

    The Waterloo police and whoever's responsible for dealing with that stuff in the university didn't do anything to the guy, and all that really happened was that a human rights committee determined that what the guy did did constitute sexual harassment, or at least discrimination based on gender. I think that means they might have fined the guy, but other than that not much seems to have happened because at last check he was still working at CS.

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    1. Hey, a balanced objective approach to the situation! We need more of these!

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    2. Comment 9d at OMG 18476 says Waterloo Regional Police did a 5-week investigation. At the end WRPS gave the her the choice to press criminal charges or have him cautioned by the police.

      Read the rest of that post to find out what happened.

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  2. http://www.uwimprint.ca/article/3764-human-rights-tribunal-rules-that-counselling

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    1. Thanks for link. The comment section was interesting. OP I don't know if you should be concerned but now I am.

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  3. Why do we even have Human Rights Tribunals? They aren't courts, and they're not run by judges. In fact, their "rulings" get overturned by judges routinely. Because the people who sit on them seem to be these activist-types who think they understand how the law works (or ought to work), but really... don't.

    Anyway, I'm not jumping to any conclusions about this. If you want a counsellor of the same gender as you, you can always ask if that makes you feel safer. :)

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    1. "think they understand how the law works ... but really ... don't". Maybe that's why they cleared UW of any wrong-doing.

      Seeing a different counselor wouldn't help. From the Imprint write-up it didn't happen during a session but when she was at the same conference as him.

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    2. +1

      most activists are idiots

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  4. What conference? Were students there?

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    1. This says the sexual harassment was at a Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) annual conference.

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  5. For anyone wanting background here's a 213-comment OMG about the sexual harassment at Counselling Services and the ongoing fallout from it. OMG 18476

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  6. He's still at Needles Hall, no punishment, no restrictions. No UW statement that what he did was wrong.

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    1. How is this even possible? Just lost all respect for UW.

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