In ;June Kate Burnham, an up-and-coming pastry chef at Weslodge, a popular Toronto restaurant, filed a claim with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that three male chefs had repeatedly harassed her verbally and physically. In several especially lurid instances, she described a colleague reaching through her legs, grabbing her crotch and holding it while humping her from behind, all in front of co-workers. What’s surprising is not Ms. Burnham’s allegation — sexual harassment in professional kitchens is ubiquitous. What’s surprising is that someone finally came forward about it. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is…

In ;June Kate Burnham, an up-and-coming pastry chef at Weslodge, a popular Toronto restaurant, filed a claim with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that three male chefs had repeatedly harassed her verbally and physically. In several especially lurid instances, she described a colleague reaching through her legs, grabbing her crotch and holding it while humping her from behind, all in front of co-workers.

What’s surprising is not Ms. Burnham’s allegation — sexual harassment in professional kitchens is ubiquitous. What’s surprising is that someone finally came forward about it.

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Sexism In The Kitchen