A report of the hearing detailed how “In June 2017, Colleague A, made a complaint regarding Robertson’s conduct towards her. She alleged that something had happened with him and alluded to this being sexual. She said he asked to speak to her [in May 2017] and suggested they go into the first aid room at the office. He spoke to her about watching pornography of women of her size, saying that it turned him on and he had been having a good time. Colleague A was embarrassed and raised her hands to indicate that he should stop talking like that. He then took a step towards her and put one hand on her bottom and the other hand on her right breast. She felt intimidated because he is a large man and this took place in a small room. This was clearly conduct that was inappropriate and sexual in its nature. She said that she told him to ‘fuck off’ and left the room. She subsequently left the office on a joint visit with a senior colleague”
Further allegations found by the hearing showed how “Colleague A said that on 5 June 2017, Robertson asked to speak to her and led her into a side meeting room in the office. She said Robertson then started speaking to her about pornography. He put his hand down her top and touched the top of her right breast, and told her ‘they didn’t disappoint’. She told the Panel she looked down to make sure that her clothing was in order and noticed that he was aroused. This conduct was clearly inappropriate and sexual in its nature.
The abuse continued the next day when “On about 6 June 2017, Colleague A returned to the office from shopping at Asda with a packet of bread rolls. She told the panel Robertson asked what she was cooking for his dinner, then he squeezed the packet of bread rolls she was holding and remarked, ‘I like a good pair of baps’. Robertson accepted making a comment about baps, but he maintained that it was a silly joke in bad taste.”
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