City analyst sexually harassed junior colleague and told her ‘I can teach you about sex’, tribunal hears

City analyst sexually harassed junior colleague and told her 'I can teach you about sex', tribunal hears

Ms Abildgaard, originally from Denmark, was said to have sought medical treatment for stress and anxiety after the incident.

Employment Judge Graeme Hodgson laid out the claims of harassment, unfair dismissal and victimisation Ms Abildgaard was making against her former employer at Kingsway Employment Tribunal yesterday.

In addition to the comments and text messages on the night at the club in Spain, Ms Abildgaard also alleges she was the victim of harassment when Mr Michel-Verdier tried to call her twice in the early hours of March 17.

On March 19, Ms Abildgaard said she was approached by her boss at work and he said to her: “Good night out Friday, I was so drunk I missed my flight out on Saturday.”

He is also said to have sent her a message on April 11 after her resignation saying: “Good luck for your new endeavour (now we can meet).”

The claim of unfair dismissal relates to “the first respondent failing to take reasonable steps to stop the second respondent carrying out the acts of harassment identified”.

It also relates to “the first respondent failing to respond to acts of alleged harassment by the second respondent”.

The hearing had to be briefly adjourned to discuss whether the claim of victimisation would proceed at this tribunal as it is currently the subject of a civil claim.

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