Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pardon, Mademoiselle!

October 18, 2019.  News from Metz, France where  Mr. Maumont, a retired senior military officer, is on trial in civil court for sexually harassing his former secretary during 2011-2012. The incidents took place in the workplace; a recruiting office where she was the only woman present. He was 48. She was 33 years of age.

Maumont nicknamed her “his little cat” or “little kitty”.  He  send her SMS messages asking for a “kiss.” He told salacious jokes.  At trial, he recognized his attitude might not have been appropriate but he evoked the need to ensure “a relaxed working atmosphere.”

Judgment is expected on November 15th, 2019. The victim is identified as being the first woman to file such a complaint of harassment against a  military superior.

See article by France-bleu Lorraine-Nord. 

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