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Sex case: Your Move agent wins discrimination case against boss

An estate agent who was offered a sex act by his boss if he hit sales targets has won a sex discrimination employment tribunal. 

Various newspapers this morning report that Sarah Thompson, 51, told Paul Elworthy, 45, that if he hit a £180,000 target he would be ‘rewarded’ with the sex act.

The tribunal judges unanimously ruled that Elworthy had been subjected to direct sex discrimination by Thompson and should be compensated.

Elworthy’s statements to the tribunal included: "I attended a senior consultants' reward lunch. At that meeting Sarah Thompson stated she would provide a sex act if I hit £180,000 banked income.

Thompson, who works at Your Move's regional HQ in Chessington, denied the claims and when asked whether she had made the offer told the tribunal: "Absolutely not, do you really think I would ever say that? He might have wanted me to."

The tribunal heard evidence from members of staff who were at the Christmas lunch which contradicted Thomson’s side of events. 

The judges also found against Elworthy's claim of constructive unfair dismissal.

The tribunal will decide on damages at a later date.

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