Presenter Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh is taking a case against RTÉ in the Workplace Relations Commission, alleging she was sexually harassed, victimised and isolated while working for the broadcaster.

Ms Ní Chofaigh lodged a complaint under the Employment Equality Act against the broadcaster.

During a 35-minute preliminary hearing today, her laywer, Claire Bruton, said Ms Ní Chofaigh claims she was sidelined after raising the issues.

Barrister Mairéad McKenna, appearing for RTÉ, said her client denies all the allegations made against it.

Ms McKenna asked for anonymity for the alleged perpetrators, which the WRC agreed to.

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh did not attend today's hearing, but is expected to give evidence on the first day of the public hearing next month.