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Record sex harassment suit closed
Staff Reporter
update on Friday, November 5, 2010
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The Australian newspaper reported last week that the largest sexual harassment claim in Australia has been finalised, with court orders filed with the Federal Court late last month, closing the A$37 million (HK$286 million) case.

In August, David Jones publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk filed a claim against her employer and its former CEO, Mark McInnes. 


Cyber-bullying lessons for government-funded schools

American schools receiving government subsidies for internet services will have to teach students about cyber-bullying and the responsible use of social networking sites, the US telecommunications regulator says.

Cyber-bullying happens when teens use the internet, mobile phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person, and it is a problem for nearly half of all US teens, reports the National Crime Prevention Council. Reuters


Stuffed inboxes stress out workers

Heaps of e-mails arriving at work stations are putting immense pressure on Australian employees, a recent survey by IBM says.

The survey of 629 managers found 45 per cent agreed that having too many irrelevant e-mails created stress. Seven per cent found it very stressful, while half of respondents agreed that unanswered e-mails were also contributing to stress. The stress of constantly responding to e-mails affected 48 per cent of workers. Xinhua  

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