The law must be followed: Lawyer's warning over Parliament rape allegation

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Newstalk ZB,
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Thursday, 23 May 2019, 8:19AM
A review into bullying and harassment revealed 14 people had been the victim of alleged sexual assaults there, including three extremely serious ones.

An employment lawyer says the rule of law must be applied to allegations of sexual assault at Parliament.

A review into bullying and harassment revealed 14 people had been the victim of alleged sexual assaults there, including three extremely serious ones.

In a dramatic day yesterday, a parliamentary staff member has been stood down.

Managing partner at Chen Palmer, Mai Chen, told Mike Hosking if a person's going to be found guilty of serious misconduct or criminal offences, there has to be a detailed accusation.

She says they should have an opportunity to respond, and there needs to be process of assessing whether there's enough evidence.

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