Builders removed after wolf-whistle complaint
TWO workmen have been removed from the �400,000 revamp of Royston’s Fish Hill Square after sexual harassment claims.
A man living in the area made the complaint after claiming two men working on the site “wolf-whistled” at his wife.
The aggrieved husband contacted North Herts District Council, asking them to inform contractor Maylim that if sexual harassment continued, he would take the matter further.
He claimed his wife felt intimidated every time she left home
North Hertfordshire District Council referred the matter to Maylim.
David Scholes, North Herts District Council’s strategic director for planning housing and enterprise said: “The council was contacted and concern raised about the conduct of builders working on the Fish Hill Square enhancement.
“The council has since asked the contractor for the Fish Hill Square enhancement (Maylim) to investigate this matter.”
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After receiving the complaint the developers quickly took action and removed the two workers who they say will be investigated, and possibly dismissed.
Nial Casey, the site agent said: “The suspected individuals have been removed from our Fish Hill Square project.
“A full investigation will be undertaken by senior management in the coming days when their continued employment with Maylim Limited will be under review.
“As proud members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Maylim Ltd is fully committed to improving the image of construction works.
“We abhor incidents like this which cause undue distress and embarrassment to the general public.”