Science Technician Told ‘Women Should Stay in the Kitchen’

Mar 05, 2015

A tribunal has heard that a female science technician at a prestigious boys' school has been subject to humiliation, bullying and told that ‘women should stay in the kitchen’.

The employee claims that pupils slammed doors in her face, shouted abuse at her and that she was paid less than a male colleague undertaking the same job whilst working at the school between 2005 and 2014. The treatment she faced while at work caused her to resign in July last year.

The employee added that she made complaints which fell on deaf ears and was worried she was being 'over sensitive' and taking 'banter' too seriously. She suffered from stress and felt insulted when the Bursar told her that this must be down to her personal and social life.

The employee is bringing claims of constructive dismissal, sexual discrimination and harassment against her former employer.

If successful, the employee could receive uncapped compensation for the sexual discrimination claim.

If you have been subject to discrimination or bullying at work, or have been forced to resign, contact a member of our Employment Team on 01279 755777.

Darren Hayward

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