A doctor who referred to her colleagues and patients as ‘sausage tits’ and ‘douche bag’ to fit in was cleared by a medical panel in Manchester yesterday.
Dr Elizabeth Jasiak, 41, a Polish psychiatrist at Stafford’s Stonefield House, openly called workmates ‘jugs’ and ‘c***’ and used the terms ‘brainstem’ and ‘dumbass’ for patients.
Dr Jasiak also invited a colleague with a ‘nice rack’ to a meeting so she could look at her breasts but the General Medical Council found that her fitness to practice was not impaired.
The panel’s chairman, Dr Elaine Melrose, said: "The panel wishes to make it clear that it considers your misconduct unacceptable and yours is a case that came close to the threshold of impairment.
"However, in the light of all the panel has heard from you, and about you, it does not consider that the public interest would be undermined if a finding of impairment were not made."
The incidents happened at a residential rehabilitation unit for ‘vulnerable’ adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems between August and October 2009.
It was announced Dr Jasiak made inappropriate sexual remarks to a fellow worker, known as Miss A, about her breasts.
Dr Jasiak denied suggesting to Miss A that she have a threesome with her and her girlfriend but admitted commenting Miss A’s breasts.
The defendant said there was a culture of using unsuitable language at Stonefield House and that she had only wanted ‘to fit in’.
Dr Melrose added: "The panel has received no evidence to suggest that you had ever conducted yourself in such a manner prior to your employment at the rehabilitation unit and it notes that there has been no repetition since.
"The panel gave significant weight to the references provided by professional colleagues at all levels, which give glowing reports of your clinical abilities and specifically addressed your courtesy towards colleagues and patients alike.
"The panel notes that your misconduct occurred over a relatively short period of time over two years ago in what is accepted was a difficult working environment."
She told the panel she did not coin the nicknames and was not the only one in the home who used them.
When Dr Jasiak posted a message on her Facebook account which read: "Liz Jasiak has just been fired because one c*** complained I was sexually inappropriate to her. How people love to flatter herself. I do not go out for hamburger when I have a prime rib at home."
The panel was told she knew her Facebook remarks would be seen by various employees and accepted that the language used was ‘intemperate’.
Dr Jasiak said she had learned from the whole experience and will maintain a distance with colleagues.