A personnel manager has won £17,000 in compensation after enduring sexist comments from male colleagues for two years.
Linda Moran 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 her job.
Moran 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.
Moran said 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.
By Ben Willmott