Female paramedics say they have been forced to watch porn, do sexual pleasures

Female paramedics say they have been forced to watch porn, do sexual pleasures

Female paramedics were forced to watch porn and provide sexual favors in an ambulance service where women were called "fresh meat," according to a damning report on bullying.

An independent investigation in the UK has discovered an increase in abusive behavior at the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT), which has a mentality of a "boy's club".

Sexual jokes are considered "commonplace" by SWASFT, where inappropriate and abusive behavior has "shaped respondents".

The report states: "Women spoke of being exposed to pornographic material, were physically suggested, and behaviors openly bordering on gross misconduct or even sexual assault."

Female employees also spoke of being called "fresh meat," or said they were "pushed" and beaten over the knee of a manager.

The report, written in partnership with the union Unison, also mentions a "B-B-Q" club, where local managers allegedly use membership for sexual favors, although this could not be proven.

The study also cites an example in which one man and one woman "simulated intercourse" in front of others on the ground, which found both men and women "completely offensive".

Respondents also talked about managers who flirt openly with new employees to exercise power and control.

One is quoted as saying, "It was made clear to me that I needed sexual benefits if I wanted to advance my career."

"Nights out, on the weekend. You do what we want. "

The review was conducted after the National Health Service's 2017 Employee Survey found that 24 percent of ambulance workers experienced bullying or harassment – an increase of 3 percent over the previous year.

The report cites both suicidal thoughts and suicides in SWASFT. The report adds, "It is impossible to associate these directly with alleged mobbing / inappropriate behavior, although some of the people we interviewed made these compounds themselves."

The staff should be "too scared" to pursue complaints. Fifteen percent of respondents said they were bullied, that they did not speak.

Those who had "felt that their careers had suffered" or that their concerns were "rejected without any impact on the alleged perpetrator."

In a statement, SWASFT said the results of the cultural review had shown that SWASFT had "no culture of harassment and harassment or systemic problems", although it was admitted that there were "some areas" where harassment and harassment were more common occurred.

Rescue Chief Ken Wenman described the results of the review as "the most important and significant" report he has read in 20 years.

He praised the openness and courage of the staff members who speak and said that their actions would now "inform the actions needed to change our culture for the benefit of all of our employees and thus the patients we serve. "

SWASFT Chairman Tony Fox added, "Combating harassment and harassment is a top priority for the Trust Board."

"There is no room for such conduct in this Trust, and the Board will provide oversight and assistance to ensure that policies to combat harassment and harassment are fully implemented and that a gradual change and lasting improvement in the Trust can be seen So every employee feels valued and treated with dignity and respect. "

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