Using the f-word at work no longer has the “shock value” it once did, a tribunal judge has ruled.
Andrew Gumbiti-Zimuto said that the phrase “I don’t give a f***” was now “fairly commonplace” in British workplaces, a statement he made whilst presiding over the case of an account manager who complained that her boss used it during a work meeting.
Hasmita Dadhania, 61, had attempted to sue software development company SAP (UK) for unfair dismissal and discrimination. She claimed that service sales manager Bruce Pell “belittled” her and micro-managed her, adding that he swore during the meeting.
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