Lloyd’s of London insurance broker Guy Carpenter has suspended a senior executive after he sent a sexually explicit email to colleagues on his birthday.
In the email, senior vice-president James Conmy said: “There are doughnuts on Alf’s desk as it’s my birthday today. I hope people like Krispy Kremes – I know [female colleague] enjoys a glazed ring.”
The female colleague, whose identity has not been revealed, replied in an email: “This is absolutely totally unacceptable James. There are limits to ‘jokes’ you can send at work copying in all colleagues – this is extremely rude and offensive. Please note that this will be forwarded to HR — HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
Although, to be honest, I’d rather expect someone who has risen to seniority in a Lloyd’s broker to have a thicker skin than that.