A woman has taken legal action against Healthy U 2000 Limited Company, alleging unfair dismissal from her job due to her refusal of unwelcome sexual advances from the company’s operational manager, Hillary Oyando.
Exclusive documents obtained by cnyakundi.com from the Employment and Labour Relations Court shed light on Oyando’s alleged conduct, including the sending of sexually explicit messages to the woman and subsequently fabricating charges that led to her termination.
The documents reveal a series of explicit text messages sent by Oyando to the woman, making her uncomfortable and creating a hostile work environment.
In one of the messages, Oyando wrote, “I feel you, you are too far from me, Jikaze beb it’s gonna be well, I like your bending now…”
The documents indicate that these messages were just the tip of the iceberg, with numerous other messages of a similar nature that we cannot all share at once.
What makes this case particularly disturbing is the evidence suggesting that the woman was not afforded a fair opportunity to present her side of the story before her abrupt termination.
It appears that her dismissal was precipitated by her refusal to acquiesce to the manager’s advances.
This raises serious questions about the company’s commitment to upholding its employees’ rights and maintaining a safe and harassment-free workplace.
Represented by a prominent city lawyer, the woman argues in court papers that her rights were violated throughout this ordeal.
“Our client was not given a chance to defend herself; her rights were infringed upon. She endured sexual harassment, and her rights were blatantly disregarded,” states the lawyer.
The legal documents further detail that the woman’s termination was unlawful, considering she had a valid employment contract dating back to 2019.
She was allegedly asked to explain the disappearance of loyalty points at the ABC place where she worked.
She explained that a customer had legitimately won the points, and she had promised to follow up on the matter.
However, her efforts were hindered by the pervasive atmosphere of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Her employment history is noteworthy, as she has also worked at other high-profile locations such as Sarit Centre and Two Rivers Mall.
On behalf of the woman, the lawyer is now seeking a declaration from the court that her termination was illegal and that she was subjected to sexual harassment by the company’s operational manager, Hillary Oyando.
Furthermore, they are requesting that Healthy U 2000 Limited Company pays her a total of Sh1.5 million in salary arrears, representing the amount she is owed.
Court documents indicate that the woman has been repeatedly summoned by law enforcement officers from Muthangari Police Station in relation to this matter.
Healthy U 2000 now faces a legal battle that will likely attract significant attention as it unfolds.