04 March 2008
Victim of sexual bullying at work wins tribunal
A former secretary has been awarded compensation and damages of £15,000 after a tribunal ruled she had been the victim of sexual discrimination and harassment.
Elizabeth Beck left her job following what she described as months of sexual taunts and teasing, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.
She had worked for charity the Belle Isle Foundation, which aims to encourage, promote and support learning and personal development.
Two young male colleagues, Philip Milner and Malcolm Claydon, were said to have been heavily involved in the bullying, which included directing obscene comments at Ms Beck and sending pornography to both her home and work computers.
After the tribunal, Ms Beck reported that she was "pleased" with the result.
Meanwhile, Nora Gauder, business manager at the Belle Isle Foundation, stated: "We are obviously distressed. When this came round everyone was shocked to the core."