SEX­IST BUTCHER SHOWED ME HIS SAUSAGE! Very des­per­ate Scousewife! Work­ers’ lewd an­tics made shop girl quit

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SA­MAN­THA YULE

A BUTCHER shop man­ager de­moted for be­ing harsh with staff – de­spite one of them get­ting away with a WILLY FLASH – has been awarded thou­sands of pounds in dam­ages.

Male col­leagues at Craw­shaws butch­ers made life such a mis­ery for 56-year-old Anne Ruther­ford that she is now “a bro­ken woman”, a tri­bunal heard.

The hear­ing in Sh­effield, South Yorks, was told men who worked at the store got away with swear­ing and us­ing sex­u­ally deroga­tory names to­ward their fe­male col­leagues.

There was also an in­ci­dent where a man ex­posed his PE­NIS and made a crude com­ment to a fe­male mem­ber of staff – but got away with just a warn­ing.


An­other male worker also flapped a piece of chicken in an­other woman’s face and made bird noises – again with no se­ri­ous pun­ish­ment.

Mother-of-two Mrs Ruther­ford strug­gled to take charge of her staff, who re­fused to lis­ten to her and would scream at her for pulling them up about hy­giene.

She started work at the store in Don­caster’s French­gate shop­ping cen­tre in 2009 but was even­tu­ally brought be­fore the com­pany’s hu­man re­sources team and de­moted to shop as­sis­tant and had her pay slashed.

They said she was too “abrupt” with her team.

The tri­bunal ruled she had no op­tion other to re­sign in May 2011.

Mrs Ruther­ford was awarded £15,737 in dam­ages for sex­ual ha­rass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tion fol­low­ing the three day hear­ing, in­clud­ing £8,000 for “in­jury to feel­ings”.

Speak­ing af­ter win­ning her case for sex­ual dis­crim­i­na­tion, she said: “I used to be a happy-go-lucky per­son and af­ter this hap­pened I just couldn’t be both­ered to go out of the house.”

Kevin Boyd, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Craw­shaws, said af­ter the rul­ing: “We have changed all our pro­ce­dures as a re­sult of this.”

BRO­KEN: Anne put up with work­ers' lewd­ness

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