GIRL BACON SLICER’S SEX WITH BOSS IN FRIDGE
Job tribunal shock
A BACON slicer was sacked after her bosses ruled she took part in sex acts on the factory floor with her supervisor, an employment tribunal heard.
Tribunal judge Christopher Carstairs said the firm ‘ accepted that consensual sexual acts had taken place on the factory floor, in the food processing plant’.
The woman is claiming unfair dismissal and sex and race discrimination against the company.
She told the Exeter panel that she was sexually assaulted by the ‘bullying’ English supervisor in a giant fridge at the pork factory in Somerset.
The panel heard she was working in the tightly packed fridge when he came up behind her and grabbed her, kissing her before placing his hand on her breast, inside her clothes, and fondling her.
The claimant, in her 30s, also said he had molested her before and placed his hands between her legs.
Neither the woman or the supervisor can be named for legal reasons after a ruling by the panel.
She has also alleged that when she wanted time off, the supervisor would ask her what colour knickers she was wearing or how often she had sex with her boyfriend.
Yesterday the lawyer acting for the firm said the supervisor now wanted to give his side of the case.
The tribunal was told that he ‘wanted to put it behind him’ and did not want to give evidence – but now he had changed his mind.
The panel was told by the firm’s solicitor: “He is now reconciled with his wife. He wants to respond to the allegations made against him.”
The claimant has given evidence in which she said the supervisor called her a ‘Spanish bitch’ and ‘a Nazi’ and ‘Hitler’.
The tribunal panel said they were ‘deeply unhappy’ about the ‘ highly unsatisfactory’ application for him to give evidence but granted it.
The case has now been adjourned until the autumn.