A Zimbabwean well being assistant informed a shocked colleague ‘I need to have a chocolate child with you’ – then claimed racial discrimination when he was sacked by the NHS.
Farai Hombarume, 53, from Thornaby, Teesside, was thought of a intercourse pest by feminine colleagues at a psychiatric unit, who dreaded his sexualised ‘banter’ at work.
He informed one colleague he needed to have a ‘chocolate child’ along with her and invited her to go exterior with him throughout their break.
The ladies complained Hombarume was harassing them and one needed to go on sick go away for a number of months as a result of stress he had prompted her.
Following disciplinary hearings he was fired for gross misconduct in 2019 from the job he had held for 9 years.
However he fought again, accusing the Tees Esk and Put on Valley (TEWV) NHS Basis Belief of discriminating in opposition to him as a result of he was black.
Farai Hombarume (pictured), 53, from Thornaby, Teesside, was thought of a intercourse pest by feminine colleagues at a psychiatric unit, who dreaded his sexualised ‘banter’ at work
At an employment tribunal in Middlesbrough he introduced a case for racial discrimination, unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal from the Roseberry Park unit.
Giving proof on the tribunal, Homburame stated: ‘I really consider these accusations are based mostly on my race, pores and skin color and mere hatred from the three employees members.
‘I am a household man, I’ve a companion who’s a instructor and daughters of my very own at college.
‘I might by no means say the issues I used to be accused of claiming, they conspired in opposition to me and the rationale I used to be handled the best way I used to be got here right down to my race and the color of my pores and skin.
‘There was an occasion the place I used to be racially abused by a affected person, which is one thing that occurs.
‘Nevertheless I anticipated my colleagues to be supportive however as an alternative they laughed about it.
‘The choice of the tribunal may be very disappointing and I’ve written to them asking them to rethink their findings.
‘I had labored for that belief for 10 years on so many alternative wards and by no means had a criticism in opposition to me.’
Hombarume added: ‘It was solely on that ward with these explicit those who this occurred.’
He informed one colleague he needed to have a ‘chocolate child’ along with her and invited her to go exterior with him throughout their break
Every of his claims had been unanimously dismissed as ‘unfounded’ by the tribunal panel after listening to from three feminine employees at Roseberry Park.
Hombarume was fired by TEWV head of service Shaun Mayo for gross misconduct after an investigation into his conduct.
In its judgement the tribunal dominated: ‘Mr Mayo dismissed the Claimant for gross misconduct, particularly sexual harassment in the direction of feminine employees.
‘In coming to this conclusion, Mr Mayo believed that the next issues occurred and that such acts constituted sexual harassment by the Claimant of the feminine members of employees.
‘All through the nightshifts of 27 July, 28 July and 29 July 2018 the Claimant stated to a colleague ”I used to be dreaming about you final night time and we had been in mattress collectively”, ”I would like a girl, are you going to assist me out”, ”I such as you, why do not you want me, you wish to be with me”, ”I must have a girl and you’re going to oblige me”, that she ought to go dwelling with him to his mattress and that she and he would have cute infants collectively.’
The ruling continued: ‘Throughout the course of three nightshifts from August 3 – August 5, 2018, the claimant stated he needed to have a chocolate child along with her.’
It went on: ‘On an unspecified date in 2016, the Claimant stated to her ‘take your break 4-5 in order that we will each around the again collectively.’
The panel concluded that his sacking had nothing to do with the color of Hombarume pores and skin.
They dominated: ‘There are not any info from which we might correctly conclude that Mr Mayo’s resolution that the claimant had made a lot of inappropriate feedback to feminine colleagues was influenced, consciously or subconsciously, by the claimant’s intercourse or his color or ethnic or nationwide origins and that Mr Mayo would have reached a special conclusion if the identical allegations had been made in opposition to a white worker, an worker with a special nationality or nationwide origins or if a feminine worker had been accused of constructing equal undesirable feedback of a sexual nature. In any occasion, we discover that Mr Mayo’s conclusions weren’t so influenced.’
The panel added: ‘On this case the claimant made a number of extremely inappropriate and sexual feedback to feminine workers over two shifts.
‘We’re happy that, in making these feedback, the claimant dedicated gross misconduct and the respondent was entitled to terminate the claimant’s employment with out discover.’
Hombarume continued to insist his sacking was racially motivated at the moment, including he continues to work for NHS Professionals, the most important financial institution of non contract employees.