Gay airport guard wins sexual harassment case
A gay airport security guard from Feltham has won his tribunal case that a female colleague harassed him by thrusting her breasts against him and pestering him for sex.
The tribunal found that Miss Chilton had created an “offensive environment” for Mr Rondeau after hearing she had acted in a similar way towards other men in the past.
Allwyn Rondeau, 46, who lives in Feltham, Middlesex with his partner of 15 years, told the tribunal how he had rejected 42-year-old Lucy Chilton’s persistent advances time and time again because he was gay, but she would not give up.
The tribunal heard that on one occasion Miss Chilton “stuck her bum in the air saying ‘come on give it to me'”, according to The Daily Express.
At other times, she allegedly “wobbled her breasts” against him and called him “batty boy.”
At first, Mr Rondeau did not complain because he did not want to draw attention to the fact that he was gay.
“Throughout I chose not to complain formally as I didn’t want to rock the boat,” he said.
But when Miss Chilton told superiors that Mr Rondeau had grabbed her and simulated sex with her, a claim which was discovered to be untrue after an investigation, he finally decided to file an official complaint.
When asked by Miss Chilton’s lawyer why he did not report matters sooner if the situation was so bad, Mr Rondeau replied:
“I kept on trying to take it and I tried to be strong, but eventually when she came up with these things (her harassment claims) I felt like a pervert. And I’m not a pervert.”
Mr Rondeau, who was responsible for guarding planes, scanning luggage and frisking passengers, could expect to be awarded £30,000 for personal injury.