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Norwegian court rules that bottom-pinching at work is not a sexual offence.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-23 September 2003-Norwegian court rules that bottom-pinching at work is not a sexual offence(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A Norwegian court has ruled that pinching a woman on the bottom in the workplace is not a sexual offence.

The ruling means that a cafe's male cook who pinched two 14-year-old female employees on the bottom cannot be punished under Norway's criminal code. The girls were working at the cafe as part of a school project.

The judges ruled that although the behaviour of the cook was "highly worthy of criticism", it did not constitute illegal sexual harassment, reported the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

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Date:Sep 23, 2003
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