TV presenter sues over harassment

TV presenter sues over harassment

A British television presenter, Charlie Vernon, has been awarded compensation for sexual harassment after being sacked for making a rude hand gesture to abusive studio colleagues live on air.

Ms Vernon's actions were sparked off by being called a "whore" through her earpiece while presenting the show, Jewellery Maker.

A viewer complained after she gestured with her middle finger in response, leading to the former CBBC, GMTV and Channel 5 worker losing her job, reports the Guardian.

She has been awarded £3,250 after successfully suing her former employer, Redditch-based Genuine Gemstone Company, for sexual harassment at Birmingham employment tribunal

"There's always the odd distraction joke among the camera crews during transmission, but it's usually innocent and friendly. I've never been insulted before by such crude language," said the experienced 28-year-old presenter.

Paul Roberts, representing the company, suggested her actions could have put the organisation into disrepute and pointed out that the firm denies Ms Vernon's allegations.

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Home » No Win No Fee » Latest Personal Injury News » 2014 » 1 » TV presenter sues over harassmentTV presenter sues over harassmentA British television presenter, Charlie Vernon, has been awarded compensation for sexual harassment after being sacked for making a rude hand gesture to abusive studio colleagues live on air.Ms Vernon’s actions were sparked off by being called a “whore” through her earpiece while presenting the show, Jewellery Maker.A viewer complained after she gestured with her middle finger in response, leading to the former CBBC, GMTV and Channel 5 worker losing her job, reports the Guardian.She has been awarded £3,250 after successfully suing her former employer, Redditch-based Genuine Gemstone Company, for sexual harassment at Birmingham employment tribunal”There’s always the odd distraction joke among the camera crews during transmission, but it’s usually innocent and friendly. I’ve never been insulted before by such crude language,” said the experienced 28-year-old presenter.Paul Roberts, representing the company, suggested her actions could have put the organisation into disrepute and pointed out that the firm denies Ms Vernon’s allegations.Or Call freephone 0800 884 0321SHARE THIS

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