Concierge sacked for complaining about his female boss's 'visible camel toe'

Concierge sacked for complaining about his female boss's 'visible camel toe'
Concierge sacked for complaining about his female boss's 'visible camel toe'

A concierge who was sacked for complaining about his female boss's 'visible camel toe' at an exclusive apartment block has been awarded a £1,250 payout.

Lee De Zoysa was discovered away from his desk by his boss Fatma Spence at the reception of Belvedere Tower in west London's Chelsea Harbour development - where millionaire residents include Michael Caine and Robbie Williams.

When Mr De Zoysa was hauled into a disciplinary meeting to explain his conduct he accused 'half naked' Ms Spence of harassing him by 'invading his personal space' in 'yoga pants' when she confronted him, an employment tribunal heard.  

The concierge said that it was 'very unprofessional' for Ms Spence to come in wearing her leggings 'just before Valentine's Day'.

Sri Lankan Mr De Zoysa said he could see her 'camel toe' and he did not want 'that reputation' because he 'is a happily married man'.

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'Camel toe' was defined as 'a slang expression for a woman wearing tight fitting lower garments which have the effect that the outline of their genitalia is visible', in the tribunal.

Lee De Zoysa was discovered away from his desk by his boss Fatma Spence at the reception of Belvedere Tower in west London's Chelsea Harbour (pictured) development - where millionaire residents include Michael Caine and Robbie Williams

Lee De Zoysa was discovered away from his desk by his boss Fatma Spence at the reception of Belvedere Tower in west London's Chelsea Harbour (pictured) development - where millionaire residents include Michael Caine and Robbie Williams

Following the meeting, Mr De Zoysa was accused by his employers of making inappropriate, derogatory and offensive comments.

He was also accused of negligence and failing to carry out his duties and was fired following disciplinary proceedings. 

Mr De Zoysa then launched a tribunal claim of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal against his former employer, Rendall & Rittner, the managing agent of the building.

And he has now been awarded £1,250 after a judge - who dismissed most of his claims - ruled the investigation into his conduct had not been reasonable.

The London hearing was told that Mr De Zoysa had worked as the concierge of the Belvedere - which overlooks a marina on the banks of the River Thames - for six years.

Notable residents of the development, which offers apartments worth up to £6million, include actor Michael Caine, singer Robbie Williams and playwright Tom Stoppard.

The tribunal heard that on February 13, 2019, Ms Spence, the development manager at Chelsea Harbour, arrived just before 5am at the Belvedere.

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She had planned to go to the gym before work and was wearing 'a red jacket and yoga pants' when she arrived at the apartment block, the panel was told.

Having misplaced her key fob she rang for the night concierge, Mr De Zoysa, who had been working since 7pm the previous evening until 7am that morning.

The tribunal heard there was no answer and five minutes

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