18 August 2008
Workplace bullying tribunal decision upheld
A landmark employment tribunal ruling concerning workplace bullying has been upheld.
Former F&C Asset Management employee Gill Switalski had won a claim against the firm - which was established in 1868 - that she was the victim of sex discrimination and harassment.
She had successfully alleged that she had quit her £140,000-a-year role following a sustained campaign of intimidation and victimisation.
However, the company had argued that the 51-year-old, who has two disabled sons, had been offered and had initially accepted another, better paid job despite claiming that her career had been destroyed by the treatment she received.
In a new development, a tribunal has refused to review its decision that F&C is liable for the claim made by Ms Switalski.
Another hearing is now scheduled to take place in February next year to decide the amount of compensation the former head of legal affairs will receive.