Follow up to – you blamed the wrong person
Follow up to my post earlier this year.
I decided to fight back. My company sacked me in May. He was never even suspended, despite admitting sending me a picture of his erection. My employer said that is not sexual harassment as he said I asked for it. Financially it has almost destroyed me and emotionally I crashed as they ruined my reputation in the process. I am currently taking them to an Industrial Tribunal for unfair dismissal, sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation.
I complained about the lack of action by the police and the way they treated me during the enquiry. He has now been charged with sending me the sexual image and I received a written apology from the police. I am still pushing for a sexual assault charge and refuse to be bullied into silence.
It's not over yet but fighting back is helping me to move on.
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