Season 2018 - Fremantle


#141

Because it’s not similar behaviour.


#142

No, they had consensual affairs but were still sacked because it was the boss doing it to a sub-ordinate. Ross was harassing someone against their will, it is much worse, yet he has faced no real consequences as yet.


#143

So they’re not similar at all, so the comparison between the two instances are moot.


#144

This is what I don’t get why did she wait 7 years, why didn’t she report it at the time?

Annoys me how some of these women wait years to say something.


#145

Interesting. I didn’t think that was the case, I thought in Stephen Keenan v Leighton Boral Amey, it was held that there needed to be a “sufficient connection between employment relationship and out of hours conduct”. In that case, Keenan was alleged to have sexually harassed a female employee but it occurred after the official event organised. Because "the social interaction which occurred there was not in any sense organised, authorised, proposed or induced” by the employer. In other words, it happened after the event authorised by the employer occurred/ended.

Happy to stand corrected though.


#146

Think you pretty much just gave a good example of why.


#147

I have no issue with what the woman has done. She went to the AFL (I would think) and it only seems to be coming to a head now because the experience has dragged on this long and she’s had enough.


#148

There was more to it than consentual affairs, I’ve heard one was flying his consort around the country into luxury hotals and the afl was footing the bill


#149

It was reported the very time it happened, she didn’t wait 7 years, it’s just that it came out now.


#150

Oh then that’s different.

Only if more women can be like her and report the incident at the time.


#151

Really?


#152

Those two statements aren’t contradictory


#153

Well they are to me and all the other comments aren’t the best imo. I don’t agree with anything you have written.

I lean very, very heavily to the side that says society has to get far more serious about how women are treated and shyte like this is not how it should be done.


#154

That’s fine.


#155

If it happened seven years ago (source?) that means it would have been one of the very first things he did there.

I guess they weren’t interested in sacking two coaches in rapid succession.


#156

Yeah I looked into that. I cannot find where it was that far ago but rather just a “handful of years ago”. The women lodged a workcover claim in early 2017. He was appointed at the end of 2011 so it would have been at the first Christmas function if 7 years ago.


#157

Ross the Boss hehe


#158

My suspicion is that Lyon has issues around workplace relationships, and at the same time has a poor reputation with the footy media - Maybe not quite at the Malthouse level, but the media is running hard on this as a form of payback.


#159

Well, we can’t have that, can we?


#160

I think PoonMan was saying an esendon coach? this aligns with neeld