manager has won £17,000 in compensation after enduring sexist comments from
male colleagues for two years.
told an employment tribunal she became sick due to stress as a result of her
treatment. The 33-year-old was signed off work by her GP and consequently lost
claimed she was not allowed to wear trousers to work at RBR Armour, which makes
military weapons in Walworth, South London.
She told the
hearing in Croydon, Surrey, she was expected to make tea and answer the phone,
even when she was promoted to become the firm’s personnel manager, but men were
not expected to do those tasks.
her boss would start telling a dirty joke, but would not finish it until she
left the room.
She said she
had been nervous about taking her sex discrimination and unfair dismissal claim
to an employment tribunal, but hoped her victory would encourage other women in
the same position to make a stand.