parliament employee uncovered tweeting nude workplace selfies
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[August 11, 2014]
ZURICH (Reuters) - A secretary who
posted nude pictures of herself in the Swiss parliament to more than
11,000 followers on Twitter told a newspaper on Wednesday she did not
believe she had broken any rules.
Many of the "selfies" were taken in her office in the Federal
Palace, a 162-year-old domed building in Berne where Switzerland's
government and parliament meet, according to Swiss daily Neue
Zuercher Zeitung (NZZ).
The unidentified woman, a secretary at the parliament, told the
paper that the pictures did not violate guidelines for federal
employees because they were part of her private life. The report did
not say why she had posted the pictures.
A spokesman for the government's human resources department said he
had only learned of the case from Wednesday's news report.
"Parliamentary services will have to decide, based on the specific
circumstances, whether this case breaches good faith obligations
between employer and employee," Anand Jagtap said.
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When asked if she worried that her colleagues might see the
pictures, she said: "The issue is on my mind constantly."
(Reporting by Katharina Bart; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
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