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Factory worker harassed and humiliated about perceived sexuality


Nathan started a new job at a medium-sized factory in the suburbs.  A work colleague, Jed, called him "Gay boy" several times.  Jed also wrote, "I'm a gay boy xxxx" on the wall in Nathan's work booth.

Nathan spoke to his supervisor, who told him Jed had already been warned "plenty of times".  Jed continued to harass and humiliate Nathan, who finally decided to leave the factory and to make a complaint.

The manager of the company responded that Jed had been counselled about his behaviour, and when it did not improve he was given formal warning in writing.

At conciliation, the company apologised to Nathan and paid him $350 for injury to feelings and economic loss.

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