The Eurocamera warns the Ciudadanos deputy José Ramón Bauza for a grievance of office harassment, however doesn’t impose a monetary sanction on him | EUROtoday

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The European Parliament has formally warned the Ciudadanos MEP José Ramn Bauz after the grievance of his assistants for office harassment and psychological abuse. The case dates again to 2022 and though the interior investigation has discovered that the details have been ample for a punishment, the president, Roberta Metsolahas chosen to shut the file with a minor offense, with out monetary sanction.

“Based on the conclusions of the advisory committee for complaints of harassment between assistants and MEPs, and after taking into account the observations of the MEP, I have decided to impose a sanction on José Ramón Bauz as a consequence of his behavior towards an accredited assistant, which constituted harassment psychological. The sanction consists of a warning,” Metsola stated in the beginning of the plenary session this Wednesday in Strasbourg, in the identical method that these choices are notified to the chamber. “The affected member has been notified and has not filed an appeal, so the sanction is final,” he added.

The complainant and the chamber's union companies anticipated extra, at the very least a effective just like the one imposed on the socialist Monica Silvana in January of final 12 months, round 10,000 euros because of freezing their each day allowances for a month. But the presidency has given certainly one of lime and sand. He assumes that the habits of Bauz, one of many members of the orange delegation, constituted “psychological harassment”, however on the identical time he believes that a number of the details reported couldn’t be confirmed, or weren’t so critical. So he stays in public notification and within the stain on the file.

The investigation report, which accompanies the choice, considers it confirmed that the “behavior described by the complainant constitutes psychological harassment” and that it was extended in time, at the very least one 12 months between 2021 and 2022, however because it was “the first time that a situation of harassment was determined in relation to a deputy and some of the allegations against him were not proven”, it doesn’t go additional.

The Eurochamber believes that the workload within the workplace of the previous president of the Balearic Islands was extreme and there weren’t ample sources and that the deputy's language was not acceptable. He explains that Bauz abused the place and contravened labor laws by demanding absolute availability, 24 hours a day, of his assistants. And that he brazenly despised the work of the complainant, whom he put to do family chores or errands that had nothing to do together with his duties in Parliament.

The committee that studied the case didn’t contemplate it essential to make extra inquiries or name extra witnesses or collaborators from the delegation, as Bauz needed, to supply different or opposite variations in regards to the work surroundings.