Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Fata Lemes

£3,000 for Muslim cocktail waitress who had to work in 'sexy' dress (but who didn't mind appearing on Facebook wearing a skimpy top).

A Muslim cocktail waitress who quit after refusing to wear a ‘sexy’ dress has won almost £3,000 in compensation for sexual harassment.
A tribunal accepted that Fata Lemes genuinely believed that the short, lowcut red dress was ‘disgusting’ and made her look ‘like a prostitute’.
Miss Lemes told London Central Employment Tribunal that she ‘might as well be naked’ in the dress, adding: ‘I was brought up a Muslim and am not used to wearing sexually attractive clothes.’
However, a photo on the Facebook social networking site shows her wearing a lowcut T-shirt.
She was awarded £2,919.95 for hurt feelings and loss of earnings. It is not known whether the panel saw the Facebook photo before making their judgment. The tribunal panel ruled that bosses at Rocket bar and restaurant in Mayfair should have made allowance for her feelings and their insistence that she wear the dress amounted to sexual harassment.
The sheer nerve of some folk never fails to astound me! I give the Tribunal bods the benefit of the doubt and believe that they had no knowledge of her Facebook activities. I'll bet they feel they have been taken for mugs today!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too right, almost £3,000 compensation for having to wear a dress that didn't even show her body besides her arms is a con.