Sexual harassment claims made by James Ashby a one-time staff member of Liberal defector and former federal Parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will go to trial after the Federal Court today upheld an appeal against an earlier decision to throw out the case.
The Full Bench decision in Sydney overturns the December 2012 decision by Federal Court judge Justice Steven Rares to dismiss the case an abuse of process.
Mr Ashby was awarded costs.
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