Donegal woman compensated for sexual harassment at work

A Donegal woman has been awarded the maximum 54 thousand euros compensation after suffering sexual harassment at work.

Pauline Stone claimed to the Equality Tribunal in March of last year that she was repeatedly sexually harassed by a Director of the petrol station she worked at in Ballyshannon in Co Donegal.

Ms. Stone complained to management of offensive behaviour which included inappropriate physical contact and remarks of a sexual nature.

After she had complained of the harassment, her working hours were cut, as were her son's.

Welcoming the award - the Equality Authority's Brian Murray said the level of compensation was unusually high: