Unfairly fired: Nadine Nassar has been awarded £64,320 in compensation after she was sexually harrassed and then fired by her married boss Guy Oppenheim After she rejected her boss's unwanted advances, 36-year-old Miss Nassar was summarily sacked in April 2008 from her £136,000-ayear post at the London arm of Geneva-based Notz Stucki, one of Europe's largest asset management companies.
Mr Oppenheim told a Central London employment tribunal that his constant personal messages were an attempt to help Miss Nassar, of Chelsea, settle into her new job and claimed he wanted only friendship, not a sexual relatonship.
These groups conducted an offensive in the border town of Arsal, a key refugee hub, in early August and although the army suppressed the violence, extremists kidnapped 29 police officers and soldiers and executed four.
The most significant human rights abuses during the year were torture and abuse by security forces, harsh prison and detention center conditions, and limitations on freedom of movement for Palestinian and Syrian refugees.
He also wrote 'Je t'embrasse' - French for 'I kiss you' - to Miss Nassar.
Oppenheim claimed that he was only seeking friendship rather than a sexual relationship.
Lebanon, with a population of approximately four million, is a parliamentary republic in which the president is a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim, and the speaker of the chamber of deputies a Shia Muslim.
On June 7, the country held parliamentary elections international observers deemed generally free and fair.
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While other (more conservative) Lebanese women take their virginity so seriously that they don’t even wear tampons. If you are an Eastern European woman living in Lebanon (and not working in a supernight club) you will automatically be labeled a prostitute no matter how many degrees you have, languages you speak, or high powered positions you’ve held. For most Lebanese men, looks still comes ahead of intelligence, character, and moral values.
And for most Lebanese women, money comes ahead of looks, intelligence, character, and moral values. Many Lebanese women are known to look, dress, and act provocatively, yet when it comes down to it, will hardly ever follow through with “it.” Especially with a man she is considering marrying.
In May 2008 parliament elected President Michel Sleiman, who serves as the head of state.
On June 27, the president and parliament appointed Saad Hariri prime minister-designate, and Hariri formed a cabinet November 9 after lengthy negotiations.