Sexist boss called me fat & said he only wants 'slim smart girls' in his office – then offered to buy me a Mercedes | The Sun

AN OFFICE worker branded her sexist boss a "bully" after he called her fat and said he only wanted "slim smart girls" on his staff.

Aishah Zaman, 35, took former boss Shahzad Younas to an employment tribunal over his sickening comments.

She faced almost two years of derogatory comments and sexual advances from the married man at textiles firm Knightsbridge Furnishing in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.

Younas sent Aishah text messages calling her "motee" – Punjabi for "fatty" – and said he wanted "slim smart girls" in his office.

He told Aishah, from Glasgow, her DJing side hustle was the "work of prostitutes".

A tribunal heard Younas also sent messages to his employee that admitting "I fancy you", asking her not to break his heart and offering to buy her a Mercedes.

He also sent a graphic picture of female genitalia, asked her to clean his flat and demanded she unpack his suitcase as this was "woman's work".

In April 2020, Aishah refused to rearrange an office as she was too busy which escalated the harassment campaign.

Younas branded her an "idiot" and a "pain in the a***", before grabbing her by the arm with both hands and yelling: "I am going to f*** you".

Aishah said she feared this was a threat that he would ruin her life.

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Her boss then told her to leave and not return and later sold the firm.

Aishah was awarded £18,984, after a tribunal judge ruled her boss's conduct had been "humiliating and offensive".

She is yet to see a penny of the compensation and is £10,000 out of pocket in legal fees, the Daily Record reports.

But she refused to take his attitude lying down, saying: "I couldn't let him get away with this. I've never seen a man like that in my life, he was just a bully.

"He only ever wanted to work with ladies and saw his employees as slaves. He would look at their appearance first rather than what they could or couldn't do."

Employment judge Russell Bradley said Younas had "an outdated image of a subservient female".

He held him and the East Kilbride firm jointly liable for discrimination.

In his ruling, the judge wrote: "Messages suggesting the desire for a relationship relate to her sex, were unwanted and were humiliating."

Younas denied sending the messages and claimed he was unaware of the tribunal proceedings.

But papers show he lodged responses with the tribunal, and was represented at a May hearing.

His lawyers dropped out before the case concluded.

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Sameer Khan, the current director of Knightsbridge Furnishing, said: "We had closed trading business due to losses in May 2022 and informed the employment tribunal of the same.

"We are sorry as we are out of business so we are not able to pay any claims."

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