Mr Sethuraman Pala Srinivasan

Profession: Physiotherapist

Registration Number: PH72375

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 25/04/2016 End: 16:00 27/04/2016

Location: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned

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Allegation

Between 2 May 2010 and 11 February 2015, during the course of your employment as a Physiotherapist by Humber NHS Foundation Trust, you:

1. In or around September 2012, touched Colleague A's bottom with your hand and/or a car key.

2. On or around 23 October 2012, made inappropriate comments and/or acted inappropriately in regards to Colleague B's trousers.

3. On or around 29 October 2012, said to Colleague B during a car journey that you wanted to text message her personal mobile and/or invite her to your house.

4. On or around 30 October 2012, carried out a visit to Patient A, and you:
(a) Slapped Patient A's hand;
(b) Told Patient A to "stop being a naughty boy" or words to that effect;
(c) Hugged Patient A's wife;
(d) Told Patient A's wife that she could call you any time if she needed a hug.

5. Demonstrated inappropriate behaviour towards colleagues, in that you:
(a) Referred to female colleagues as "the weaker sex" or words to that effect;
(b) Told female colleagues that you wanted to see them in dresses and/or commented on colleagues' clothes;
(c) During a home visit, said to Colleague B "don't worry it's only hand gel, this time" or words to that effect.

6. Demonstrated inappropriate behaviour towards Colleague C, in that you:
(a) on or around 12 September 2014, inappropriately touched Colleague C;
(b) on or around 12 September 2014, kissed Colleague C;
(c) Offered unwanted attention towards Colleague C which included
i. blowing kisses at her;
ii. winking at her;
iii. stroking her cheek;
iv. touching her face.
(d) Ignored Colleague C’s "No" in response to your unwanted attention on two separate occasions;
(e) Contacted Colleague C on the Social Networking website Facebook;
(f) Made comments to Colleague C which included, "Can I put this letter in your coin slot" or words to that effect.

7. Your actions described in paragraphs 1 - 3, 5 (b) - (c) and 6 were sexually motivated.

8. Your actions described in paragraphs 1 – 7 amount to misconduct.

9. By reason of that misconduct, your fitness to practise is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing has adjourned, with no evidence heard. The date for the rescheduled hearing is still to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Sethuraman Pala Srinivasan

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
05/06/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Struck off
25/04/2016 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned