Sexual harassment complaint led to discrimination, tribunal hears

A saleswoman who claims that her former boss sexually harassed her has told an employment tribunal she was discriminated against after filing a complaint.

Victoria Steele made the claims at an employment tribunal she brought against Kings Armoured Security Systems. She said that David Ball, the company’s former managing director, made “advances” towards her.

Steele said she initiated the tribunal because she felt she had been forced out of her job, reports the Derby Telegraph. She claimed that the discrimination began after she filed a complaint about Ball’s behaviour, ending in her decision to leave due to stress and anxiety.

The tribunal also heard how, despite Ball’s suspension from work, Steele felt the company applied limitations to her work practice, cutting the size of her sales area and forbidding her from talking to certain colleagues.