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'ALL TITS & NO BRAIN' pounds 40k award for boss abuse.

Byline: By FIONA DAVIDSON

A WOMAN who was branded "all tits and no brain" by her boss has won more than pounds 40,000 compensation.

Cleaning manager Maria Wenham, 52, took her boss to a tribunal for sexual harassment after suffering constant abuse about the size of her breasts.

The tribunal was told how cleaning firm boss John Davie referred to Ms Wenham as "the fat bastard". And when she returned from a holiday to Egypt with her boyfriend in 2003, Mr Davie said she had been away "shagging all the Arabs".

He also told her and his ex-wife Kim Hood, who also worked for the firm, they could rake in a lot of cash if they displayed their breasts on the internet.

Ms Wenham eventually went off work sick and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.

Yesterday an employment tribunal in Dundee ruled that Ms Wenham, an area manager for the contract cleaning firm, had been sexually harassed.

Cleaning firm boss Mr Davie and his firm CCS Ltd was ordered to pay her pounds 41,630 compensation.

Last night at her home in Dundee, Ms Wenham said: "I suffered from sexual harassment and appalling abuse for more than two years.

"It wrecked my confidence both socially and at work.

"He quizzed me about my boyfriend and what we did together, his questions and his smutty remarks never stopped."

But Ms Wenham added: "The amount of the award has given me back my credibility, I'm happy with it and feel I got justice."

Her award includes pounds 12,500 for injury to her feelings and pounds 10,000 for psychiatric injury.

Mr Davie had denied all the accusations.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 17, 2005
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