12 April 2007
Catholic bus driver wins compensation for bullying campaign
A bus driver has won £80,000 in compensation after suffering a bullying campaign over his religious convictions.
Gerald Duffy, who is Catholic, was awarded the sum after an employment tribunal ruled he had been subject to religious discrimination.
Over the course of this employment Mr Duffy had been taunted by two Protestant colleagues and at one stage had been told that if the religious violence in Ireland recommenced he would be shot.
He was also threatened that his home in a Protestant estate would be burned down, subjected to abusive phone calls, and goods which he had not ordered were sent to his home.
His employers Ulsterbus were found by the tribunal to have treated his complaints with insufficient understanding and seriousness.
Commenting on the outcome of the case, Mr Duffy told Johnston Press: "I was in it to get a result, not for money, to prove that I was right."
Ulsterbus intend to appeal against the verdict.