Transgender woman sues Sainsbury over claims store worker pointed at her and said 'look at the state of that'

Transgender woman sues Sainsbury over claims store worker pointed at her and said 'look at the state of that'



A transgender woman is suing Sainsbury’s for £2,000 after claiming a store worker pointed at her and said ‘look at the state of that’.


Katie Yeomans said the alleged remark made by the store delivery driver as she walked her dog past one of the supermarket giant’s stores in Portsmouth, left her ‘angry and humiliated.’


The 68-year-old, who also said she knew ’ the ‘derogatory comment’ was made about her, reported the ‘hate incident’ to police but due to a ‘lack of evidence’, no further action was taken by Hampshire Constabulary.


Hampshire Police confirmed it had received a report about the incident, which it said happened on July 3 and said 'words of advice have been provided'.



After contacting the police, Miss Yeomans then wrote a letter about the ‘totally unacceptable behaviour’ of the worker to Simon Roberts, the chief executive of Sainsbury’s.



But after being left dissatisfied by the response she received, Miss Yeomans is now taking the shop to court for £2,000 in damages for harassment as she believes companies ‘say they are for equality, but are not in practice’.


Miss Yeomans, of Portsmouth, Hampshire, said: 'There was a delivery taking place and the store worker shouted to the delivery driver and said "Oi, look at the state of that", whilst pointing at me.



'The incident made me feel very angry and humiliated, and even worse was the response that I had from Sainsbury’s which contained no empathy and basically a complete denial that the incident took place.'Latest Post
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