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