Stuff: Human Rights Commission ‘fell short’ in sexual harassment scandal – employment lawyer

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The Human Rights Commission failed to follow best practice in its handling of a sexual harassment scandal, an employment lawyer says.

On Sunday, Stuff revealed a young American woman cut short her internship at the commission after she was groped by the organisation’s chief financial officer at a work party.

The commission investigated a sexual harassment complaint against Kyle Stutter, which resulted in disciplinary action. However, three months on, he remains employed there as chief financial officer. He threatened to sue Stuff if he was identified.

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