Bullied English bank worker wins 817,000 pounds

bully A Londoner, Helen Green, who had worked for Deutsche Bank until being bullied out of the job has been awarded the equivalent of $2.49 million after a High Court judge found that the international banking firm had engaged in a “relentless campaign of mean and spiteful behaviour designed to cause her distress” which left Green on some occasions crying silently at her desk.

The case has helped to highlight workplace bullying in public discussion with the Guardian, Times and BBC for instance all reporting on how it is a much more widespread and entrenched problem than one large court payout would indicate.

Bullying has been a significant problem in some New Zealand banks as well, with Finsec surveys showing that some managers have used the more subjective aspects of performance pay systems to bully staff over their behaviours and attitudes.

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1 Response to “Bullied English bank worker wins 817,000 pounds”

  1. 1 New Zealand courts could stop workplace bullying « …the gossip Trackback on 12 September, 2006 at 12:14 pm

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