`Misogynist' council claim

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A COUNCIL solicitor was groped by a senior official after he had too much to drink, it was claimed at an industrial tribunal in north London yesterday.

Amanda Kelly, 41, said the man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - accosted her at a hotel where a meeting was being held for the directors of Camden Council, north London.She said she complained after the incident in July 1994, but was sworn to secrecy by the then chief of personnel. Ms Kelly, now the council's deputy chief executive, is claiming sexual discrimination against the chief executive, Steve Bundred, 46. She says the council had a "misogynistic" atmosphere. The council and Mr Bundred deny the allegations. The hearing continues today.