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BERGEN (Dagbladet): the Meetings between young female students and the men who teach them will find great seen place in the friendly relations. But sometimes something happens that should not happen, and now it has surely happened again. In any case, according to the University of Bergen, which has dismissed one of its scientific staff, because of the "sexual harassment of multiple female students", to use the rector Dag Rune Olsen words to NRK.

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The staff received a written warning in 2018 because he should have behaved inappropriately towards two female students, that he also was the supervisor for. One of them had at the time, according to the KHRONO a relationship with him. So, in the last year, there came a new notice about the employees, while the about was tied to conditions from the time before he got a warning. This time, it was the man's ekskjæreste who contacted the two female students from the first case, because she had found pictures on the man's hard drive. It will be the talk of the images from a student's study situation, which has a focus on tits and rumpene to the students. "The images have a clear sexualised representation," it says in the notification reproduced in the Forskerforum.

There has been a tangled case. The employee's trade union, the Nar, to provide the load and burst next to him and believes that photos can not be regarded as a breach of the code of conduct. They threaten to go to court. The chief union representative at the University of Bergen, Steinar Vagstad, call in Forskerforum images for "completely innocent" and mean it is to talk about "public sverling". The nar claims that the new alert can't get a retroactive effect, since it has not been new alerts against the employee after he received a warning.

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The latter is also the reason that the university's human resources department concluded that it was not the reason for the termination. When hired the university into the law firm Thommesen to investigate the matter. They came to the opposite conclusion. Among the things that have come up in the Forskerforum of the content in the alert, is that the employee is on a journey shall have laid himself in bed to the woman who has given notice, and that he on another occasion to have the unbuttoned up BRA’to the two students he mentored. Even should he have said that this has not happened.

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Matters , it has to be long-lasting and exhausting. It has to do with the fact that akademikernes strong stillingsvern collide with the new time consciousness about how it is to be the subject of abuse of power, and the desire to take a settlement with those who exploits their position. Until 1990 were the professors, the officials, and only a court could deprive them of the job. And still to it very much to be kicked out of an academic institution when one first has managed to guys on the inside.

historical good reasons why it is difficult to terminate the academic staff. Scientists should be free, and be able to explore the parts of society they wish to explore, and defy the politicians and maktinstanser if they believe it is correct. But this protection has also meant that many could see their position as a makelig end of the line, which no one could force them to leave.

It is thus no wonder some of them have felt that they have been able to do exactly what they wanted. In the very few cases where the universities and university colleges have tried to get rid of a troublesome employee, has the it comes to fought against with all they have had, in multiple courts and over many years, and with reference to the high threshold it should be to put them up.

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When the University of Stavanger would say up historieprofessor Nils Rune Langeland, after a series of testimonies from students and staff who had experienced his behavior as harassing, the result was a dramatic and humiliating public washing of very dirty laundry. In a previous trakasseringssak at the University in Bergen, it went according to Khrono fourteen years from the first verbal warning was given, the employee was finally fired. In a similar process at the art Academy in Oslo had it, according to Forskerforum fourteen years and 23 alerts before a professor lost his job.

The reader about these matters, can quickly get the unpleasant feeling that there are long periods where the students are a sort of decoys: Where the management has given a warning to some they might really feel should lose your job, and have to go around and wait on the case to make it possible for them to build a stronger case. It is precisely the disagreement about what it is possible to do after a warning is given, which now characterize the case in Bergen. The employee's lawyer, Mariann Helen Olsen, believes in the Khrono that the client her can't be terminated after he has received a warning if there has occurred new situations worthy of criticism.

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But about the act itself that protects the officers and officials are strict, it is also quite vague. There is talk about expelling the "rough uforstand", to show themselves to be "unworthy of his position", to break down "the esteem or the confidence that is required for the position". It is a text which carries with it an echo of another time, when embedsmennenes role as role models and symbols of respectability were more important.

But just in vagheten is also the potential for updating, in order to create precedents that will take up in more recent imperatives, as institutions, need to turn harder on the sexual harassment. To push themselves on someone who will, and who can't choose not to associate with you, can safely be characterized as "rough uforstand", without that there should be a need for long-standing processes to determine just that.

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