22 January 2020|
Privacy / Anonymity
Sexual Misconduct / Harassment
Farore Law successfully opposes MP’s application for anonymity in sexual assault case
Today Farore Law successfully opposed an application made by Mike Hill MP to prevent his name from being revealed in an upcoming Employment Tribunal case involving sexual assault and harassment.
Mike Hill, Labour MP for Hartlepool, was not present at today’s hearing at the Central London Employment Tribunal. His application for anonymity and a restricted reporting order was resisted principally because he had placed the matter in the public domain by speaking to the media.
Suzanne McKie QC, speaking to the Guardian, noted that there were few other jobs that could be said to be more public than the one performed by Members of Parliament: “In other words, everything he does encompasses duties to the public and makes him accountable”.
Source: The Guardian