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Lidl worker wins £22,000 after boss ‘held her head and asked her to go swimming’

Lidl worker wins £22,000 after boss ‘held her head and asked her to go swimming’

Lidl loses sex discrimination case – REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann A Lidl employee has won £22,000 in a sex discrimination case after she complained her boss put pressure on her to swim in front of him during a Center Parcs retreat. Lydia Callaghan said Jonathan Carter, Lidl’s regional head of supply chain, had made her feel uncomfortable by holding her face and asking her why she hadn’t gone for a swim. Her complaints were dismissed by Lidl, despite an investigation failing to ask any of the other witnesses about the “unwanted physical contact”. She took the supermarket to an employment tribunal, winning claims of sex discrimination and victimisation due to the way they handled her complaints. The tribunal also ruled Lidl failed to make reasonable adjustments after forcing her to travel “substantial” distances despite a knee disability, but it ruled the supermarket did not discriminate against her because of her disability. Now, she has been awarded £22,005 in compensation. The hearing was told Miss Callaghan worked for Lidl from August 2017 as an administrator and assistant team …