‘Crude remarks’ pharmacist gets warning

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A PHARMACIST who made a series of crude remarks to three of his colleagues has been let off with a warning because he came from a “restrictive” background.

Khalil Jamil asked one of the women about her favourite love-making position and quizzed another about the 
mating habits of her horses.

One of the incidents took place at the Cooperative Pharmacy in Fauldhouse, West Lothian, in 2009. The General Pharmaceutical Council panel found Jamil acted inappropriately by making the comments and standing too close to his assistants, but ruled his behaviour was not sexually motivated.

They accepted he was not used to working in such an open environment with women as he came from a strict Muslim community and he had remedied his actions by attending a “dignity at work” course.

Panel chairman Patrick Malmo QC said: “He felt the source of this behaviour in 2009 was that he comes from a very restrictive background, with little social life, and none at all outside of his own community. He lacked social skills, and had little knowledge of how one should be when working with colleagues.”