Lizette Risgaard.Photo: Jesper Ludvigsen.

Lizette Risgaard on leave after allegations of abusive behaviour

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Friday morning there was a crisis meeting in FH – Danish Trade Union Confederation as a result of Ekstra Bladet and Berlingske’s uncovering of offensive behavior on the part of FH’s president Lizette Risgaard.

The two media outlets describe how several male employees are alleged to have been exposed to, among other things, touching the butt, and other inappropriate and transgressive experiences.

At its crisis meeting, FH’s Executive Committee decided that an independent legal investigation of the case should be carried out. Lizette Risgaard will continue as chairman while the legal investigation is ongoing.

But subsequently, several unions withdrew their support for Lizette Risgaard, among them was Denmark’s second largest trade union, HK.

On Friday evening, FH – Danish Trade Union Confederation announced that Lizette Risgaard has taken a leave of absence. Morten Skov Christiansen, will take over as Acting president.

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