Senior radiographer ‘repeatedly groped junior hospital colleague’s bottom and told her she should be his second wife’
PUBLISHED: 13:24 EST, 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 03:23 EST, 18 September 2012
Radiographer Ahmed Omar is alleged to have touched a colleague’s bottom and joked she should be his ‘second wife’ at a hospital in London, a hearing has heard today
A senior radiographer accused of groping a junior colleague threatened to make a counter claim of sexual harassment when she complained, a hearing was told.
Ahmed Omar repeatedly touched the woman’s bottom and joked that she should become his ‘second wife’ during a leaving do at Newham University Hospital in east London.
When the woman, referred to only as S1, threatened to report him, he warned her that he would tell bosses she touched his ‘willy.’
Giving evidence from behind screens at the Health and Care Professions Council the woman told how she flew into a rage when Omar touched her bottom.
Speaking behind screens she said: ‘He just grabbed my arse, and I went ballistic.
‘I kicked him, and said what the f*** are you doing? I said are you going to stop touching me? He made me so angry, I’m still upset about it.’
Julia Matherson, for the HCPC, told the hearing how Omar targeted the woman soon after she started working for the trust.
‘He worked at a relatively senior position within the trust,’ she said. ‘S1 had been working at the Newham University hospital for two years.She noticed when she started working at the trust that when that when he went passed her he would touch her on the bottom.