A victim of workplace sexual harassment has still not been told why she had to wait over six years for the Federal Circuit Court to hand down a judgment.
Our client has been told an “administrative oversight” was to blame for the delay.
Principal, Susan Moriarty, has launched a Freedom of Information request to uncover documents related to the “oversight” – to find out what went wrong.
Ms Moriarty said the situation was intolerable in the 21st Century, saying “justice delayed is justice denied”.
“We had a person, a vulnerable young woman, waiting six years and one month for a decision that’s had to be remedied on appeal before the Full Court,” she said.
“There’s an explanation owed to her. She is owed some accountability by the justice system.”
Read about the case, as reported by Kate McKenna in the ABC News article, Woman waits an ‘agonising’ six years for sexual harassment case ruling after court ‘clerical error’, posted Friday the 22nd May 2020.