Two sisters were awarded £14,000 and £16,000 respectively this week after taking a case of sexual harassment to the feminist Equality Commission of Northern Ireland.
It appears to be a foregone conclusion that any woman who brings an allegation of sexual harassment to the Equality Commission will be believed and will receive a massive payout from the previous employer or whoever.
The two sisters mentioned above, Kirstie McKeever age 21 and Courtney McKeever age 19 alleged that they were sexually harassed by a male employee. They further alleged that despite complaining to the management of their place of employment, KFC on the Boucher Road in Belfast, the sexual misconduct continued.
They resigned. The management sacked the offending employee and invited the sisters to attend formal grievance and investigation meetings as well as the opportunity to reconsider their resignations, but these were all declined.
We cannot ascertain if the alleged offender was sacked before or after the sisters resigned.
The sisters then trotted off to the Equality Commission (they were referred by a solicitors practice) and were found to have been the victims of sexual harassment, and the Equality Commission, which loves to flex its muscles and punish entire companies for the alleged actions of one, demanded that KFC compensate the sisters to the tune of £14,000 and £16,000 respectively.
Let it be clearly understood that we despise sexual misconduct and filthy sexual talk and if the male employee is guilty as charged, he is wicked and he deserved to be sacked.
That should have been the end of the matter.
Those two sisters look so smug in the photo below and not at all distressed. Yet they were apparently the victims of sexual harassment?
They are dressed appallingly. Torn jeans, the uniform of a truly decadent society. Once upon a time, only the poor would have dressed like that but manufacturers today actually make ripped jeans and a desensitised and easily led public actually buys them in that state.
As the old saying goes, “For the apparel oft proclaims the man.”