JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday drew harsh criticism from the public following comments he made while agreeing with a recommendation that a one-year cap be instituted on the period for reporting sexual harassment incidents.
While speaking at a joint select committee meeting at Gordon House, where the sexual harassment Bill was being examined, Chuck indicated that victims of sexual harassment either report the matter within the one-year time frame or forget about the matter.
Yesterday some social media users called for Chuck to be sacked, arguing that the comments and manner in which they were delivered are unacceptable from the country's justice minister.
“As someone who has been a part of the committee presentations from start to finish and have watched them from start to finish, the 'out of context' comments are in line with the minister's previous behaviour towards the subject matter,” the user said.
Government Senator Dr Sapphire Longmore had raised concerns about the proposed one-year cap during the committee meeting, noting that a time frame cannot be placed on trauma and when a victim's symptoms may evolve.