At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too. We don’t tend to advertise in newspapers and magazines very much, which is too impersonal. Most of our promotional work is built on networking, word of mouth referrals and the occasional business expo.
“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
— Samuel Johnson
If you make a lewd comment or joke at work, might you be in trouble? Following the case of Laura Bowater this week the answer is yes, you may be.
It doesn’t take the law any further forward than it was before but it does highlight how workplace situations can get out of hand.
Ms Bowater was a nurse at the end of her shift at the Central Middlesex Hospital. She was called upon by a colleague to assist in restraining a naked male patient who was having an epileptic fit. At some point in the process she ended up astride him, near his genitals and said “‘It’s been a few months since I have been in this position with a man underneath me”.