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New Harrasment Complaint Against Former CEO Of Research In Motion

Investigations by ChannelNews at the time revealed that shortly before her exit from the CEO role in Australia  a former senior marketing executive of the Company lodged a harassment complaint with the Company claiming that she has been continually harassed by Beachley.

 The executive who left the Company to take on a senior marketing role with another  IT Company claimed that she was harassed by Beachley on several occasions and that her work was suffering as a result of the alleged harassment.

This resulted in the Canadian smartphone maker calling in their lawyers with the complainant offered a settlement. A condition of the settlement was that she did not talk about the issue.

ChannelNews can now real that another harassment complaint was made against Beachley back in 2007 when she was working as the Global Business Development Director at RIM Europe.

The complaint has remarkable similarities to the complaint lodged in Australia.

Documentation relating to the European harassment complainant reveal that a former senior executive lodged the complaint about Beachley claiming that the former RIM Australia CEO showed an unacceptable level of hostility towards her.

The executive who later suffered a nervous breakdown has been stopped from talking about her issues with Beachley because of a gag order.

She was offered an out of Court settlement by Research In Motion and had to sign a non disclosure agreement.

Beachley left Paris after the complaint against her was lodged to later resurface in Australia.

ChannelNews has been told that similar gagging order conditions were placed on the Australian executive who complained about Beachley.

We also believe that solicitors acting for Beachley contacted the Australian complainant shortly after our original harassment story appeared to point out that the former marketing executive had signed a non disclosure agreement relating to her Beachley complaint.

ChannelNews is also aware of a third senior executive of RIM who believes that she was harassed by Beachley while working for the Company in Europe.

One complainant claimed that Beachley appeared to have a problem with certain women who appeared “on her radar as a threat” to her ambitions.

As of going to press neither Adele Beachley or Research In Motion have made any comments about the new harassment complaint that was made against Beachley in 2007.

Linkedin lists Adele Beachley roles as follows:
Cockatoo Island Film Festival
September 2012 – Present (2 months)

Board Ambassador
SurfAid International
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
February 2012 – Present (9 months)

Board Director
Australian Information Industry Association AIIA
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
November 2011 – Present (1 year)
Vice President and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, RIM
September 2008 – February 2012 (3 years 6 months) Sydney Area, Australia
Director, Business Developement EMEA & Asia Pacific, RIM
September 2002 – September 2008 (6 years 1 month) Sydney Area, Australia & Paris, France