30 April 2007
Sacked whistleblower sues for £700K
A banker is suing her future employer for £700,000 claiming that her name and reputation have been damaged by the bank's actions.
Chartered accountant Amy Davies, who worked for National Australia Group Europe, owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks, believes that she was sacked from her £67,000 a year post for whistleblowing.
The 33-year-old told an employment tribunal that she reported an alleged £128 million discrepancy in the firm's bank accounts and was dismissed shortly afterwards for "behavioural issues".
Ms Davies is calling for a substantial sum in lost earnings, damages for injury to her feelings and lost career opportunities. The tribunal will issue its decision in writing at a later date.
The bank denies that Ms Davies was sacked because she highlighted accounting discrepancies and insists that it was her lack of people skills and behaviour that led to her dismissal.