Prison officer left to endure sexual harassment

HM
Prison Service has admitted that it failed to support a female prison officer
when her line manager subjected her to sexual harassment.

Laverne
Aruoturé was employed at Styal Prison in Cheshire, and the service has admitted
its response to her subsequent complaints was ‘completely inadequate’.

As
a result, Aruoturé’s sex discrimination case settled when HM Prison Service
made a written apology and agreed to pay her £16,800 compensation, as well as
covering the cost of counselling for her.

In
addition, her former line manager has offered to pay £1,500 compensation. Her
claim was supported by the Equal Opportunities Commission.

www.eoc.org.uk

By Quentin Reade

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