A COP sued for sexual harassment after a colleague called him “Dolly Parton” because he only worked nine to five.
Stephen Knox complained after his fellow PC whistled the country singer’s hit 9 贴花 5 at him at their station.
The other officer also printed out A4-sized photos of the star’s face and plastered them over his computer and desk, an employment tribunal heard.
Dad-of-four PC Knox had changed his shift patterns to suit his childcare needs.
He complained that the jokes by an officer — identified only as PC Rylands — between November 2016 and January 2017 amounted to sexual harassment.
Dolly, 76, 写 9 贴花 5 for the 1980 comedy film of the same name.
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The long-serving Merseyside cop took the force to tribunal.
But the claim was thrown out because it was submitted too late.
然而, he did win more than £12,000 over separate claims of victimisation and disability harassment.
The tribunal in Liverpool heard that PC Knox was teased by PC Rylands at Speke police station.
十一月 2016, PC Knox learned his applications for a transfer and to work from nine to five were both successful.
It was said the pair were friends and that PC Rylands was “pleased” for his colleague.
A tribunal report said: “Initially, 至少, PC Knox accepted PC Rylands’ jokes as well-intentioned ‘banter’.
“PC Knox never directly challenged PC Rylands about his behaviour.”
After moving to Huyton, PC Knox’s mental health was said to have plummeted.
He was off sick and later diagnosed with depression, 焦虑, and features of PTSD.
While off work, he made discrimination claims.