Good character evidence: Wisson v Health Professions Council (2013)
The appellant was a podiatrist — Raymond Wisson — registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC, now the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)). It was alleged by a female colleague that he had made sexually inappropriate comments during a conversation with her at work and had shown her pornographic pictures on his mobile phone. It was also alleged by a patient that Wisson had asked her to attend his place of work after hours, asked her to undress and proceeded to massage her legs and thighs in a sexual manner.
The HPC heard the two separate allegations in one hearing, noting the following common factors in deciding to hear the allegations together:
- both complainants expected other people to be around, but found themselves alone with Mr Wisson
- both incidents lasted for some period of time
- both incidents involved first meetings with Mr Wisson
- both incidents were sexual in nature…
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