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Guenifi listed acts that would draw the most lenient, one-year punishment, including repeated gestures, discourse, or other sexually suggestive actions intended to create a hostile or intimidating environment.
"All that, and one year of prison?" she asked. "It’s scandalous, truly scandalous."
Vallaud-Belkacem acknowledged a vast disparity in sentencing for theft, which can draw a sentence of up to four years, and said the quick timetable meant that broader issues of justice might have to wait.
"You don’t have time to deal with that sort of thing when you’re facing as urgent a situation as we are with sexual harassment."
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