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Australia Pasadena Foodland failed to probe sexual harassment claim, tribunal finds

13:35  08 november  2019
13:35  08 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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a man smiling for the camera: Former Pasadena Foodland head chef Camillo Crugnale. (Supplied: Facebook)© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Former Pasadena Foodland head chef Camillo Crugnale. (Supplied: Facebook)

A prestigious Adelaide supermarket failed to properly investigate a sexual harassment complaint against its head chef, who was accused of repeatedly touching a co-worker inappropriately, a tribunal has found.

Former Pasadena Foodland juice bar worker Jane* — who the ABC has chosen not to name — successfully made a sexual harassment claim against ex-head chef Camillo Crugnale in the SA Employment Tribunal.

Tribunal deputy president Judge Leonie Farrell awarded Jane $30,000 in compensation.

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"Sexual harassment has many degrees of seriousness — anything from a few brief words through to rape," Judge Farrell said in her judgement.

Both Pasadena Foodland and Mr Crugnale denied the allegations, claiming that if contact was made, it was not sexual but accidental.

The tribunal was told there were three instances in one day in 2017, two of which included Mr Crugale's hand grazing across Jane's buttocks and the weight of his groin and stomach pushing against her, close enough she could feel his breath on her neck.

"She thought that he was acting deliberately," Judge Farrell said.

"She described looking to her left after his second passage and making eye contact, seeing what she described as a 'very sexual look on his face'.

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"[Her] evidence was that she felt something hard press up against her that could have been his belt buckle or his erection."

Jane felt 'dirty, ashamed'

Mr Crugnale denied he had an erect penis and said he did not wear a belt.

The tribunal heard that later that day, Jane was in the cafe when the chef walked in from the bakery, and again pushed up against her.

"She alleges that as he passed, Mr Crugnale slid his hand over her buttocks and down toward her vagina, and pressed his body up against her as before," Judge Farrell said.

"She says that because of the earlier incidents that day, she kept her legs firmly held together as this happened, but was knocked off balance and took a step back to balance herself.

"She felt dirty, ashamed, upset and angry."

Jane made a formal complaint after the repeated instances occurring in one day.

Pasadena Foodland is considered one of the finest supermarkets in Adelaide.© ABC News Pasadena Foodland is considered one of the finest supermarkets in Adelaide.

Judge Farrell was told Pasadena Foodland manager Daniel Kunzel and human resources manager Matthew Piantadosi watched the CCTV footage that day.

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The footage was automatically destroyed two weeks later, the tribunal was told.

"Neither Mr Kunzel or Mr Piantadosi treated [her] complaint seriously. Neither obtained any statement from her or recorded what was said," Judge Farrell said.

"The careless approach to the complaint and the viewing of the footage is an important element with respect to Foodland Pasadena's liability."

Judge Farrell found Jane was a truthful witness and Mr Crugnale did act inappropriately.

Two months after the incident, duty manager Sabrina Singh became aware of further details surrounding the complaint, before recommending Mr Piantadosi escalate the matter for formal investigation.

"This appears to be the first occasion on which a person in a managerial position at Pasadena Foodland made a contemporaneous record of events," Judge Farrell said.

Pasadena Foodland's investigation was 'too little too late'

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She described the supermarket's attempt to investigate months later as "too little, too late".

The tribunal heard Mr Crugnale started by calling Jane "sweetie" and "darling" — which Judge Farrell described as trivial and not sexual in nature — but in light of how his behaviour escalated, Jane described it as "grooming".

"[Mr Crugnale] says that his standard form of address for a woman whose name has escaped him is 'bella' and that he used that word to describe [Jane]," Judge Farrell said.

"As time went on, she noticed Mr Crugnale walking past her more frequently, unnecessarily, and in an increasingly invasive, aggressive and sexual nature."

She said Jane described common instances where Mr Crugnale would brush the back of his hand across her buttocks and lower back and press his whole trunk against her.

In response to those allegations, Mr Crugnale told the tribunal that the workspace they shared was "like a submarine" where staff would have to navigate around each other.

He claimed any touching would have been accidental, and most likely due to his "larger build and the narrow workspace".

Mr Crugnale was also the former head chef at Assaggio Ristorante, in Hyde Park, and Vardon restaurant, at The Stag Hotel in the city.

Commercial Retail Group owns both the Foodland supermarkets at Frewville and Pasadena and has been contacted for comment.

* Not her real name

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