Care worker made colleague 'very uncomfortable' with explicit messages

Keith Alexander Leslie faced a hearing over inappropriate behaviour following the allegations.

Care worker made colleague ‘very uncomfortable’ with explicit messages STV News

A care worker who made a colleague “very uncomfortable” by sending sexually explicit messages and shouted at a client has been issued a formal warning.

Keith Alexander Leslie was employed as a support worker with Share Scotland in Edinburgh when he was accused of the inappropriate behaviour which also included repeatedly shouting at a client and swearing about a colleague.

Leslie faced a hearing by the Fitness to Practise Panel by the Scottish Social Services Council who determined that all four allegations against him were proven.

He admitted during the hearing that he sent a number of explicit messages to a colleague in February 2022 including: “I still like p***y baby!!!!!sorry!!!!”

The tests also included: “Delete me on Instagram. I’m still a [information redacted], just with a beard and a wanger!!!!Xx” and “Sorry, that was a truth!! Just had some truth from others…p***y baby! LICK IT UP!!! XX”

The colleague told the hearing that the messages made her feel “very uncomfortable”.

He was also accused of shouting at a client under his support between January and February 2022, which were found by the hearing panel to have been proven.

The allegations also included shouting and swearing about another colleague in January 2021.

The hearing concluded the text messages were not “sufficiently serious as to warrant a finding of impairment of fitness to practise” but that the conduct of the other allegations was “sufficiently serious”.

The panel also concluded that his “behaviour amounts to an abuse of trust”.

Leslie was handed a formal warning for 12 months with the condition that he provide evidence to SSSC that his employer is aware of this warning.

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