Cop accuses female colleague of sexually harassing him

2013-11-26 08:28

A Cape Town metro police officer has approached the Equality Court for redress after a woman colleague allegedly repeatedly sexually harassed him.

The 39-year-old superintendent accused the City of Cape Town of failing to protect him from the officer, of the same rank, who allegedly made sexually provocative remarks and once stroked his thigh, The Times reported today.

The man said he launched the legal action as a last resort after his managers did not take his complaints seriously.

In court papers, he said the problems began in January, when he had to raise the height of his computer screen to avoid her stares.

Incidents included her asking to sit on his lap and suggesting undressing in front of him.

Once he played with a stress ball in the office and she appeared in the doorway.

“[She] opened her legs and suggested I need to bowl the stress ball through her legs.”

The incidents caused him “emotional and professional turmoil, embarrassment, shame, trouble in marriage [and] brought my good name into disrepute”, he said.

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