Jordan Wimmer’s ‘dramatic account is simply not corroborated’ Photo: PA
Jordan Wimmer, 29, had her claims for sex discrimination, disability discrimination, unfair constructive dismissal and an unauthorised deduction from her wages dismissed by the central London employment tribunal.
Ms Wimmer had accused her boss of bringing escorts to business meetings and discussing his sexual fantasies with her.
A written judgment by the tribunal concluded: ”We did not find the claimant a persuasive witness.”
The ruling comes after Ms Wimmer, a Canadian who lives in Chelsea, attempted to bring the claim against her former boss Mark Lowe and the hedge fund firm Nomos Capital.
In its ruling, the tribunal said Ms Wimmer “would have us believe that she had to push down the feelings of disgust and self-loathing” engendered by Mr Lowe’s alleged sexual harassment of her and “get on with her job”.
It was also alleged by Ms Wimmer that she had found comments made by Mr Lowe to be “disgusting and demeaning” but did not realise how much they had “hurt her” until things came out during her depression, the tribunal noted.
Ms Wimmer further alleged she had been exhausted by the “astronomical” hours she had been working and made “anxious” by the delay in paying her the balance of her bonus.
“Her dramatic account is simply not corroborated by the overwhelming totality of the contemporaneous documents … and the attempts made by the claimant (Ms Wimmer) during the course of the hearing to corroborate her claims of sexual harassment … put bluntly, backfired,” the reserved judgment said.