A gay BBC Sport pundit has won a sex harassment claim after male colleagues at a previous job said she was only a lesbian because she had ‘never had a real man’.
Kirsty Ditchfield, a footballer, was told she was a member of the ‘inferior sex’ when she was the only woman working in a team of men at Network Rail.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Miss Ditchfield, who now commentates on football matches for BBC Radio Manchester, told an employment tribunal that her colleagues would ask her to ‘get your t*** out’ while at work and for advice on how to have sex with a woman.
She is now in line for compensation after a panel ruled she had been discriminated against.
The hearing was told Miss Ditchfield was the only female working in the team of labourers at the firm’s depot in Guide Bridge, Greater Manchester.
She started working there in September 2015 but only had access to the female toilet during the day and initially had to share the male changing facility for the first three weeks of her employment.
The tribunal heard that, in July or August 2017, team leader Edward Helps made a comment that Miss Ditchfield was ‘not bad for the inferior sex’.
The tribunal noted that section manager Joseph Spiteri-Braysford laughed off the comment, leaving Miss Ditchfield with ‘no confidence that he would take any allegations of