London, Dec 4 : A group of female court workers in London have been suspended for passing an email featuring a girl licking a 'willy shaped lolly'.
Sumiti Badhan, 28, who processes fines at Richmond Magistrates' Court in South-West London, was suspended after the cheeky email was passed.
Besides three others Badhan is currently waiting to hear if she has kept her job after a disciplinary hearing a fortnight ago.
The matter came to surface after Badhan's bosses investigated her computer for evidence about who she had sent the photo to and later came to know that about five other girls on the email circuit working at other courts.
The management also uncovered other "damning evidence", including a joke attached to a humorous picture of soldiers standing in a line.
While four staff members were suspended, others were given a warning.
"No one can believe how hard the girls are being treated. It was just a giggle. The photo was not pornographic in any way, just suggestive. At the most, they deserved a slap on the wrist," the Sun quoted a source, as saying.
"It was the type of picture passed around offices up and down the country a million times every day," the source added.
John Midgley, of the Campaign Against Political Correctness said: "It does seem a bit Draconian on what to the people involved must have seemed nothing more than a bit of office fun."