‘Feel great – lubricate’: Former Sydney Water employee awarded $200,000 in damages over poster

A woman who felt like a “sex object” after being featured in a safety poster with the words “Feel great – lubricate!” has been awarded $200,000 in damages. Reem Yelda filed a sexual harassment suit over her portrayal in the poster, displayed at Sydney Water facilities between February and April 2016. On the spine safety poster, Yelda, an employee at Sydney Water, was pictured stretching beneath large lettering urging the reader to “Feel great – lubricate!” She told the court reactions from colleagues in the male-dominated industry, including emails mocking the poster, left her feeling like a “sex object” … (full story)

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