August 9, 2022

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John Snelgrove, 64, claimed the lady was wiggling her backside in a ‘provocative’ option to...
John Snelgrove, 64, claimed the lady was wiggling her backside in a ‘provocative’ option to get his consideration (Image: Solent/Linkedin)

An optician has been suspended for six months after claiming he mistook a feminine buyer training some yoga strikes for flirting.

Whereas making an attempt on a pair of glasses, the lady tilted her head down and bent ahead to ensure they might keep on.

However John Snelgrove, 64, thought she was simulating a transfer known as the ‘soiled canine’ and wiggling her backside in a ‘provocative’ option to get his consideration.

He even obtained the impression she was training ‘oral intercourse’ as she bent over with her mouth open, and that her skirt rode up leaving ‘little to the creativeness’.

That night, Snelgrove, primarily based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, texted her asking if she was ‘fascinated with taking it additional’.

His textual content learn: ‘Forgive me for asking, I don’t need to embarrass me otherwise you at our subsequent assembly while you gather your specs.

‘In case your I’m additionally would you prefer to take this additional. Regards John Snelgrove.’ (sic)

The shocked lady replied ‘no thanks’, to which Snelgrove mentioned: ‘Okay thanks… I hope you don’t thoughts me asking.’

Two days later the lady, named solely as Affected person A, needed to return to his store, Enhanced Optical Providers, to gather her glasses.

She complained however Snelgrove didn’t apologise, later saying he ‘realised that he had mistakenly taken Affected person A’s behaviour as an invite for him to method her’.

A tribunal heard she was ‘fairly shocked by what had occurred and uncomfortable that her private information had been used for non-business functions’.

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On the follow-up appointment, she mentioned ‘I attempted to not make eye contact or have any additional dialogue on this matter’.

Snelgrove, who known as the lady’s behaviour ‘completely outrageous’, and one thing he had by no means seen ‘in all his years’, mentioned he took a course to find out about skilled boundaries.

He mentioned it made him ‘extra conscious of the potential to overstep the mark nowadays’.

Nevertheless, the tribunal dominated his considering remained ‘distorted’ as he nonetheless believes her behaviour ‘contributed to what occurred’.

Tribunal chair Sara Fenoughty mentioned: ‘He was an skilled skilled and will have been properly conscious that what he was doing was an unacceptable breach {of professional} boundaries.

‘He continued to carry Affected person A not directly chargeable for his personal misconduct.

‘He failed to indicate any significant understanding of how distressing and unnerving his actions would have been for Affected person A.’

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