Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Heathrow Guard 'Wobbled Breasts at Gay Colleague and Asked Him for Sex'; Allegation: Heathrow Security Guard Lucy Chilton Denied Sexual Harassment

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Heathrow Guard 'Wobbled Breasts at Gay Colleague and Asked Him for Sex'; Allegation: Heathrow Security Guard Lucy Chilton Denied Sexual Harassment

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Byline: TIM STEWART

A GAY airport security guard is in line for compensation after a femalecolleague was found by a tribunal to have sexually harassed him by thrustingher breasts against him and pestering him for sex.

Allwyn Rondeau 46, made it clear to Lucy Chilton that he was homosexual and notinterested in her after she told other staff that she "wanted to shag him".

But Miss Chilton, 42, persisted in her advances and "wobbled her breasts" allover his chest as the pair worked at Heathrow. She also bent over a plane seat,shook her bottom at him and said "Come on, give it to me." Miss Chilton haddenied sexually harassing Mr Rondeau, who lives with his partner of 15 years,when the pair worked for G4S Security Services, previously known as Group 4.

But Reading Employment Tribunal found that Mr Rondeau, who broke down twiceduring his evidence, was a "credible witness" and that his allegations had a"ring of truth".

It found that Miss Chilton had created an "offensive environment" for him atwork after hearing she had acted in a similar way towards other men in thepast.

Its judgment stated: "In the tribunal's view she was exaggerating andembellishing her evidence." The panel upheld Mr Rondeau's claims of harassmenton the grounds of sexual orientation against Miss Chilton and G4S.

An employment lawyer said that Mr Rondeau, who guarded planes, scanned luggageand frisked passengers at Heathrow, could expect about [pounds sterling]30,000 for personal injury.

Lawrence Davies, of Equal Justice, said: "This case demonstrates that bothwomen and men must not treat colleagues negatively on the grounds of theirsexuality." Mr Rondeau said he had enjoyed his job until he met Miss Chilton attheir work Christmas party in December 2005 but now suffers from anxiety anddepression and is uncomfortable around women. …

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