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Thursday 27 July 2017

Sex-pest review at National Museum

The National Museum in Dublin. Photo: Tom Burke
The National Museum in Dublin. Photo: Tom Burke
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

A review of "human resources issues" has been launched at the national museum following revelations of sexual harassment by a member of staff and separate allegations of bullying.

The move was requested by the museum's board amid mounting disquiet over the adequacy of responses to staff concerns over years.

The probe was disclosed days after the Irish Independent revealed a member of staff was allowed keep his job after being found by a human resources investigation to have sexually harassed a colleague.

The man kissed the woman and touched her buttocks.

He also admitted having problems with inappropriate use of the internet and to fantasising about schoolgirls who visited the museum.

He remains employed by the museum.

The museum did not indicate what safeguards had been put in place following the case.

Irish Independent

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