She claims her boss told her she was “sexy”, that her “boobs were perfect” and that she could have a promotion.
A bank teller is suing her manager after she claims he harassed her for months telling her she was “sexy” with “perfect boobs”.
23-year old Mary Molloy has filed documents with the Federal Court, claiming she endured months of unlawful discrimination from her manager, Frank Lopez when he worked at the Commonwealth Bank’s Queen Street Mall branch in Brisbane.
Ms Molloy, a fitness model is reported by The Courier Mail to have claimed that the father-of-three compared her to Kate Winslet in a nude scene in the ‘Titanic.’
In documents filed with the Federal Court the 23-year old claims Mr Lopez harassed her over several months in 2013.
Telling her “you look hot wearing a dress like that … I love seeing you in the morning”.
It is alleged he sent her lewd text messages saying he wanted to kiss her.
At one stage it is alleged that Mr Lopez told her she needed to get her boyfriend to go easy on her during sex as she was having trouble walking from an injury.
The claim states that Ms Molloy felt pressured to go on dates with her manager, twice to the movies and to dinner at a Brisbane restaurant.
According to The Courier Mail he told her “I’ll get you where you need to go in the bank” and promised her a pay rise.
She then resigned after the promotion never occurred.
The Commonwealth Bank is denying the claims saying Mr Lopez never sexually harassed Ms Molloy and that they were friends, at one stage attending a fishing trip together.
Mr Lopez no longer works at the bank, now working as a manager of a caravan park.
While the case for Mary Molloy is still before the courts according to the Australian Human Rights Commission, one in five Australians have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Mamamia reported yesterday that four out of five Australian women who are sexually harassed at work do not report the incident.
What is surprising in research on sexual harassment is that 97 per cent of sexual harassment cases are non-physical.
Sexually suggestive comments or jokes are the most common form of sexual harassment, but behaviours can also include staring or leering, unwanted invitations for dates or sex, intrusive questions about an employee’s private life or unnecessary familiarity.
The mediation hearing for Mary Molloy is scheduled to take place in the Federal Circuit Court on July 29.