More than 2700 photos of breasts, cleavage taken at library

WHISTLEBLOWERS say the State Government is stalling million-dollar sexual harassment claims from female State Library of Queensland staff after many women have been identified in 2784 secret close-up photographs of breasts and cleavage discovered on a government-issued iPhone and iPad in 2012.

The photographs, showing close-ups of the cleavage of women SLQ staff, women from the public and young female high-school students, were taken by a senior State Library of Queensland staff member on that staff member's government-issued iPhone and iPad.

The State Library of Queensland insists the issue has been investigated and denies preventing staff from lodging sexual harassment claims.

The existence of the secret photographs - taken while the staff member pretended to make or receive emails on their phone - was confirmed publicly by Queensland's State Librarian Janette Wright in a Workers Compensation hearing on July 29, 2014.

"It was clear to me that the behaviour that had been established was clearly gross misconduct," Ms Wright said.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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