Woman wins £1M damages over claims she was raped in her hotel room by her recruitment firm CEO

A woman has won £1million in damages over a claim that she was raped in her hotel room by her recruitment firm CEO while she was ‘drunk’ and ‘unsteady on her feet’ during a six-month appraisal meeting. 

An employment tribunal held remotely in south London heard that the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, went to have drinks with the CEO and colleagues to discuss her performance on the day of the incident. 

The company allegedly had a culture that included ‘alcohol and sexualised conversations’ that were ‘encouraged’ by the CEO – and office parties had included drunken affairs. 

The woman – referred to as Ms M – was taken to her hotel room by her ‘robust and temperamental’ boss – Mr T – who left some time later. 

Later that month Ms M, who was on her probation period, went off sick and later resigned. 

The allegations were strenuously denied by the CEO, who claimed no sexual contact had taken place between the two and he had been in her room for little more than 10…

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