The deputy LREM Ain Stéphane Trompille has been sentenced for sexual harassment and dismissal none of a former member of staff by the council of prud'hommes, Bourg-en-Bresse. The politician of 35 years, elected deputy for the 4th constituency of the Ain in 2017, was accused by a former colleague, responsible for communication and press relations.
Read also VIDEO. Ain : a member LREM tries to come to blows with yellow Vests
In his judgment delivered on 20 may, the Agency France-Press has been able to consult, on Tuesday, the board points out that, " under the guise of jokes of bad taste and sexist ", Stéphane Trompille has adopted "conduct detrimental to the health" of this 32 year old woman. For example, the member sent messages to his partner, asking him : "You work or you keys here ? "
The co-worker, the only woman of the team, suffered an "ill-being at work, with stress and weight loss," notes the tribunal. The young woman had sought an appointment with the doctor's work in January 2018, including at Stéphane Trompille that her working conditions seemed to be inappropriate. In response, Stéphane Trompille has triggered a procedure of dismissal for incompetence, effective in February 2018.
The mep made the call
The board has declared null and void the dismissal, noting that Stéphane Trompille has not "ensured the protection of the health of its employee" and finding of facts of sexual harassment. For the lawyer of the complainant, Ms. Christine Fauconnet, " these decisions come to a close a long walk to the recognition of the behaviour that is unacceptable and illegal of the honourable Stéphane Trompille ".
Read also ' sexual Harassment : how businesses fetch the silence of victims
In total, the council has asked Stéphane Trompille to pay more than 20,000 euros to the applicant. The member has appealed the decision. "It is extremely sanguine about the result which will be given by the justice," assured his lawyer to Agence France-Presse. Me Eric Dez has also emphasized that a criminal investigation, filed at the initiative of its client, was still in progress, Stéphane Trompille challenging the veracity of a witness is contained in the folder.Date Of Update: 26 May 2020, 08:33