16 January 2008
Trainee broker 'treated like a skivvy' wins settlement for unfair dismissal
A trainee City broker who claims he was treated like a skivvy during his employment with a London-based firm has won an out-of-court settlement, the Daily Mail reports.
Barnaby Hill had worked at Howe Robinson, a dry cargo and containership broking house with offices across the world.
During a tribunal he stated that, while at the firm, he had been made to perform a range of menial tasks, such as booking his boss' flights, paying his congestion charge and tidying his desk.
He complained to the company's directors in February 2006 that he was being bullied and was subsequently sacked.
Mr Hill, who is now an estate agent, told the tribunal that, had he become a successful ship broker, he would have earned millions of pounds over the course of his career.
He sued Howe Robinson for over £100,000 on grounds of unfair dismissal.