fund manager says it was naive to text room number to colleague

by:KKR Stone     2020-06-29
A senior fund manager accused of sexual harassment said sending his hotel room number to a female colleague with a \"come\" text message, which could be \"irresponsible and naive\"))
After a night at the Madrid club.
But this is not an invitation, he said. Frederick Michelle
50-year-old Verdier, executive director of IFM Investors, denied that he had made any sexual progress towards them when 27-year-old Nathalie Abildgaard went out to celebrate the transaction.
On Tuesday, after Abildgaard sued her former employer for a constructive unfair dismissal, he had been testifying at an Employment Court in London.
Abildgaard said Michelle-
She was involved in many projects with Verdier and she sent her a series of WhatsApp messages including messages with hotel rooms and smiley face emojis.
He testified that she asked for his room number to inform the front desk of the hotel and that the front desk would pay for her room at checkout.
The executive director said, \"it is irresponsible and true to put yourself as a senior employee of IFM in a position where my actions are easily distorted and distorted.
He said Natalie really misunderstood my message at the time or now, and it was \"incredible\" as an invitation to visit his room \".
Harassment and Michelle on last March at Abildgaard-
Verdier has joined a small group that also includes outside bankers and lawyers who trade at the Bling nightclub in Madrid.
That night, Abildgaard said the manager told her, \"I\'m a lot older than you. You are young.
I can teach you a lot about sex.
\"This case took place after the MeToo campaign and gender discrimination in the workplace was subject to greater scrutiny.
In the face of the IFM investigation, Michelle-
To prevent senior employees from becoming public targets, Verdier said, he told the manager to review \"its internal procedures and policies and training \".
\"Abildgaard, not directly to Michelle-
Verdier said she was demoted by his unsolicited progress and later Michelle-
Verdier talked to her in London.
After the IFM investigation, Michelle
Verdier\'s bonus was cut and he was banned from drinking for 12 months at work.
The manager said that he did not intend to drink in future work activities.
\"Although I am not a person who attaches great importance to the hierarchy, he said:\" I now think that as a senior employee, I \'d better always keep a professional distance from more junior employees, don\'t drink and socialize with them. \".
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