10 November 2009
City worker claims sex discrimination
A City worker has accused her former employer of a number of things, including sex discrimination.
During an ongoing employment tribunal, Jordan Wimmer alleged she was the victim of this, as well as unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
The ex-marketing executive claims she was forced from her position of marketing executive at Nomos Capital after suffering a campaign of sexual harassment.
She says that the organisation's owner Mark Lowe repeatedly told sexist and inappropriate jokes, once took her and a female colleague to a strip bar and tried to persuade them to have a private dance and had an obsession with Asian women, often taking them to meetings.
In a witness statement, Ms Wimmer said: "This past year has been the worst of my life. It has been like a black hole that I cannot get out of.
Mr Lowe denies the allegations and the hearing continues.
Speaking to Personnel Today last month, Stephen Overell from the Work Foundation suggested that HR departments should make sure that employees are aware of their legal rights so they are not subject to unfair treatment.
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