Have you been a victim of sexual harassment? Read our client’s story on the horrifying moment she caught a hotel manager leering at her through a window
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When Clare Day contacted us with her story we were angry and upset for her. As women, we have all experienced sexual harassment at some point in our lives and know what a horrible experience it is.
So when Clare relayed the horrifying moment she caught a Best Western manager ‘leering at her’ through her hotel window when she was alone we wanted to help her share her story.
The 27-year-old sales representative, was naked in the en suite of her ground floor room when she saw the man’s face ‘pressed against the glass’ at Walworth Castle in Darlington on October 26.
Recognising him as the manager who’d checked her in, sales representative Clare ‘screamed’ – and claims reception staff advised her to lock her door and report the incident in the morning.
The married mum-of-two, who is a Best Western ‘platinum member’ and uses the chain weekly for work, said: “I saw his face through the reflection of the bathroom mirror, it was like something out of a horror film.
“I felt totally violated and sick to my stomach. It felt like he targeted me knowing I was alone.”
The manager in question – Clare was not told his name – was allegedly sacked from the hotel after the incident was caught on CCTV and the mum says she was offered a free night’s stay as compensation.
He was also arrested on suspicion of voyeurism but released with a caution.
Clare – who still uses Best Western for work – tells how the ordeal left her so shaken her husband Nick, 31, took two weeks off work because she was afraid to be alone.
Clare, who lives in Kirkby, Nottingham, added: “I’m furious he has been let off scot-free while I am still suffering the effects of his actions.”
Where did we place Clare’s story?
We placed Clare’s story exclusively with The Sunday Mirror and then we syndicated it on our news wires. Her story was picked up in several other national publications – including the Daily Mail.
We have also secured her paid coverage in one of the biggest magazines in the UK.
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