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Siouxsie Wiles goes to court – In The News

This week saw the start of a long-awaited employment court case between Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles and the University of Auckland.

The case has already received extensive media attention from all major outlets.

Dr Wiles alleges the university failed to protect her from a “tsunami of threats” she received for her public commentary on the Covid-19 pandemic. She said she had raised concerns to the university about her safety since April 2020, shortly after the pandemic began.

The university denies unjustifiably disadvantaging Wiles, breaching their agreement or its statutory obligations. It says it has also acted in good faith towards her.

The hearing is set down for three weeks.

Further News Coverage

Siouxsie Wiles will have her day in court – The Spinoff

Siouxsie Wiles v University of Auckland: ‘Victim blaming’ HR staff told scientist to stop making public comments on Covid-19New Zealand Herald

Leading virologist reveals threats against her safety during Covid – 1News

Dr Siouxsie Wiles case: Microbiologist felt compelled to make public comment to stop excess Covid deaths – Stuff

Isaac Davison: NZ Herald reporter says Siouxsie Wiles and colleagues counted 60 emails and 7 meetings before the university responded to harassment claims – Newstalk ZB

Siouxsie Wiles takes University of Auckland to Employment Court in wake of Covid-19 lockdown-era threats – RNZ

Dr Siouxsie Wiles case: University of Auckland raises concerns about media coverage after incident on campusNew Zealand Herald

Dr Siouxsie Wiles case: University of Auckland managers grew uncomfortable with scientist’s celebrity status, court hearsNew Zealand Herald

Siouxsie Wiles v University of Auckland: Why all businesses should watch this case closely – The Front PageNew Zealand Herald

Siouxsie Wiles case: Vaccinologist ‘mortified’ by university’s response to harassment – RNZ

Dr Siouxsie Wiles case: ‘Misogynistic anger’ has seen prominent women targeted, security expert says – Stuff

Siouxsie Wiles case: Security removes man from courtroom after he approached scientist’s legal teamNew Zealand Herald