Estate agent boss 'offered to perform sex act' on worker if he reached £180,000 sales target

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Sarah Thompson allegedly made the crude remarks to Paul Elworthy (Picture: SWNS)
Sarah Thompson allegedly made the crude remarks to Paul Elworthy (Picture: SWNS)

An estate agency boss at property website Your Move offered to perform a sex act on a male worker if he reached his target, a tribunal has heard.

Sarah Thompson allegedly made the crude remarks to colleague Paul Elworthy, who is suing for sexual harassment and constructive dismissal, during a Christmas lunch in 2013.

She allegedly told Mr Elworthy: ‘If you bank £180,000 I’ll give you a b*** job.’

Mr Elworthy, 45, a senior consultant, claims that the comments made him feel very uncomfortable.

Miss Thompson has denied the remarks (Picture: SWNS)
Miss Thompson has denied the remarks (Picture: SWNS)

He told a tribunal in Croydon, south London: ‘This was said in the presence of a number of people. It made me feel very uncomfortable. I did not report it as she was my line manager. I would not get a fair hearing.’

Mr Thompson also alleges that he was bullied out of the organisation and that staff were told they had to clean toilets.

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He added: ‘I found this offensive as I had taken professional exams.I did not take them to clean toilets.’

Ms Thompson, who works at the company’s regional base in Chessington, has strenuously denied making the remarks.

She said: ‘Do you really think I would ever say that? He might have wanted me to.’

The tribunal hearing continues.

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