A New Zealand medical radiation technologist is being disciplined for sexually harrassing a young female hospital cleaner.
Rejinold Victor Adolf faced multiple accusations of professional misconduct at a hearing in March.
He made an application for permanent name suppression but this has been dismissed.
The charges included behaving in an inappropriate and/or sexually inappropriate manner towards the cleaner who worked at the hospital by:
- Asking questions and making comments that made the cleaner uncomfortable;
- When the cleaner was cleaning in the room he had been sleeping in, asking the cleaner to give him a massage;
- Shutting the door to the room with the cleaner inside the room with him;
- Nudging the cleaner so she ended up sitting on the bed;
- Telling the cleaner to remove her jacket and lie down on the bed on her tummy so he could give her a massage;
- Barring the cleaner's attempts to leave the room;
- As she tried to leave, grabbing her, and/or pulling her into him and/or hugging her;
- Asking the cleaner for her phone number;
- Trying to kiss the cleaner on the forehead.
He also faced charges that he raised his voice and/or yelled at the cleaner and told her to do her job and/or otherwise acted in an intimidating manner towards her, but these were dismissed.
Adolf has been censured, ordered to pay a $5000 fine and pay a contribution of $18,000 amounting to 30 percent of the costs of and incidental to the hearing.
If he recommences practice in New Zealand, he is ordered to practice under various conditions.