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Bullying still going on claims first female Beefeater

15 August 2011 #Employment

Employmentbuddy reported at the beginning of August on the employment tribunal case of the former Governor of the Tower of London, Major-General Keith Cima.  He was sacked by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) for allegedly calling Beefeaters "thick" and "the lowest of the low" and for criticising his employers.  In defence, one of his claims was that he was forced out of his job after he stood up to ‘bullies` tormenting Moira Cameron, the first woman to join the Beefeaters.

Last Tuesday, he lost his claim for unfair dismissal, meaning he now owes £70,000 in legal costs.  Employment judge Harjit Grewal said that Major-General Cima made "inappropriate, offensive and damaging remarks about HRP as an organisation".

However, in Mrs Cameron`s statement given in the defence of Major-General Cima, she stated "I am still suffering harassment by yeoman warders... Mediation is due to take place but has yet to start.  I love my job but can honestly say that I would never recommend another female to apply for a position of yeoman at the Tower".

A spokesman for HRP welcomed the tribunal`s decision to reject Major-General Cima`s claim, stating that the organisation "does not tolerate bullying or harassment on any level of any members of staff".

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