GMB member from Camden subjected to race hate crime finally gets justice
GMB member from Camden who was subjected to race hate crime finally gets justice
Hate crime must never be tolerated. It's appalling that he was subjected to this disgusting behaviour at his place of work says GMB London
A GMB member working at Veolia in Camden has finally seen justice served after his abuser was sentenced at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 7 July to a community order for 12 months, 60 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay costs and compensation.
Krzystof Wysmulski was subjected to verbal abuse and threats by David Evans for over 3 years at his place of work. Mr Wysmulski reported the racial abuse to his employer but it was not taken seriously. At the end of his tether and fearing for his own safety, Mr Wysmulski recorded an episode of the abuse on his mobile phone and took it to his trade union representative, Dennis McNulty.
On the advice of Helen Purcell, GMB London official, it was then reported to the local Police. They did not act, but following a news article in the Camden New Journal, Mr Wysmulski was contacted by the Metropolitan Police and the matter was taken to court.
Mr Wysmulski is currently off work with work related stress.
Helen Purcell, GMB regional organiser said,
"I am so pleased that Krzystof has seen justice served. Hate crime must never be tolerated. It's appalling that he was subjected to this disgusting behaviour at his place of work. I commend Dennis McNulty, his trade union rep, for supporting him through his case".
Dennis McNulty, GMB branch secretary for the Camden area said,
"Krzystof's health has been seriously impacted by the years of abuse. Veolia should have taken the complaints seriously and taken action as soon as they were made aware of the behaviour. As a result of their inaction, our member is now suffering and is likely to be off work for some time".
Contact: Helen Purcell on 07813 542046, GMB London Press Office on 0208 457 4143