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First Greek Sexual Harassment Conviction

In the first conviction for sexual harassment in Greece, a Greek court convicted Dimitris Assimakopoulos of sexual harassment and punished him with a 10 month suspended prison sentence.

Assimakopoulos, the head of the Veropoulos supermarket chain in Patras, was convicted of harassing a 23-year-old employee. When the woman complained about the harassment, he fired her and three other employees who had witnessed the repeated harassment.

A 1992 Greek survey found that 60 percent of women employees had suffered harassment in the workplace.

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AFP - March 10, 1998