Rosemarie Corscadden of Hertfordshire, England, said that her boss has offered her financial rewards if she agrees to have sex with him. She also said that her boss uttered words branding women brokers as ‘a team of prostitutes’. In a Mail Online report, ‘She says she was bullied and overlooked for promotions and bonuses because she refused his advances’.
According to Miss Corscadden, her boss started the harassment six months after she joined the firm. In her statement she said, it began with sexual comments, banter and inappropriate emails, but escalated to the point where her boss was propositioning her for sex.
She described a business trip to Amsterdam in January 2005 in which her boss, a divorcee, allegedly asked her for sex.
‘My boss told me that he has always found me attractive and that he wanted to make love with me’, she said.
‘He told me he was not looking for a one-night stand, but that he would help me with my business if we had great sex. He said that I would become very successful and earn great money if I agreed to this. I told him that I did not want a relationship-I told him that I want the conversation to stop’.
Ms. Corscadden felt that she was being treated like a prostitute with my boss’ offer for money and other rewards in exchange for sex. She said that her boss even told her that he would do ‘unbelievable things’ to her and that it would be the best sex I will ever have.
Ms. Corscadden said she believed that other female colleagues may have been subjected to the same sexual advances and feels that some have started a relationship with him.
He boss denied the accusations saying in effect that he was misquoted on the ‘prostitute comment’
A spokesman for the employer denied Ms. Corscadden had been a victim of sexual harassment and discrimination. ‘The company sees equality and dignity in the workplace as bedrock of good working practices at all levels’ the spokesman added.
The case continues.