Hospital whistleblower offered 56p compensation

A whistleblower at Southend Hospital who claimed that she had been bullied by colleagues after discussing concerns with management was offered just 56p in compensation to settle the case. Now, health care assistant Gillian Austin, 58, is bringing a claim against Southend Hospital and is seeking £185,000 in damages following victimisation and bullying. Mrs Austin … Read more

Sexual Discrimination claim settled with solicitor “told to stay single”

A female solicitor who lodged claims for sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and wrongful dismissal, has settled her claims against a West Country firm of solicitors. Kate Baker, 33, alleged that her employer did not want her to have a relationship or have children and that she was dismissed after she began a relationship. The Employment Tribunal … Read more

Dundee Council ordered to pay £100,000 to harassed employee

A former school technician who was subjected to sexual harassment and bullying has been awarded more than £100,000 by an employment tribunal. Margaret Malcolm, age 46, had complained that male colleagues at Baldragon Academy had scribbled male genitalia on drawings she had done for her Brownie pack, stuck models of a penis to her telephone … Read more