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Senior Business Executive Accused Of Harassing Woman Resumes Work On Monday After Leave

He was called before the committee to explain the sexual harassment allegations brought against him. The meeting was held behind closed doors at Novotel Suva Lami Bay conference room.
13 Dec 2019 11:49
Senior Business Executive Accused Of Harassing Woman Resumes Work On Monday After Leave

A senior business executive allegedly accused of sexually harassing a 22-year-old woman fronted a committee yesterday.

He was called before the committee to explain the sexual harassment allegations brought against him. The meeting was held behind closed doors at Novotel Suva Lami Bay conference room.

The senior business executive is currently on a week’s leave and will resume work on Monday.

It is understood his one week leave was confirmed before the controversy over his alleged sexually harassment case.

It was not related to it despite some claims he had been sent home from work.

Meanwhile, some colleagues of the senior business executive say he has been a great mentor to his staff and pushes them to pursue excellence.

The company which the senior business executive heads is a proud supporter of gender diversity and he promotes this constantly.

Police spokesperson Savaira Gonedua says Police are seeking guidance from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office, after a 22-year-old woman alleged that she was sexually harassed by the senior business executive.

“Investigators are still in the process of compiling all relevant statements and documents before the file is submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office.”

The woman had filed the complaint in September, this year, of which Police acted upon this complaint.

The senior business executive was extensively interviewed by Police at the Criminal Investigations Department office in Toorak on Monday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro had earlier confirmed over the weekend that the woman has not been forthcoming with the Police investigators and on one occasion, had asked to withdraw the case. Opposition Parliamentarian Lynda Tabuya has been vocal on the issue.

The senior business executive’s lawyers have warned of defamation action over claims being made.

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