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Senior HMRC official sacked after sexual misconduct claims

News Summed Up 2019-02-01 05:30:00

A senior civil servant at HM Revenue & Customs has been sacked after facing a catalogue of sexual misconduct claims by five junior female employees, the Guardian has learned. Nellthorp is fighting one employment tribunal claim of sexual harassment brought by one woman against both him and HMRC. The complaint, understood not to relate to any sexual misconduct, was dealt with internally and was not upheld. HMRC first received a complaint from one of the alleged victims about sexual harassment on 19 December 2017. At least 68 female staff made sexual harassment complaints and 294 HMRC staff made complaints about being bullied by colleagues.