£800,000 for harassment

The case of Helen Green v Deutsche Bank was not an Employment Tribunal claim - but a High Court case for psychiatric injury caused by harassment by work colleagues. It is important though as Tribunal's can award damages for psychiatric injury in discrimination cases (where there is no limit on compensation.) This was not a sex discrimination case as the main perpetrators of the harassment were all women.... She was awarded £35,000 for pain and suffering, £25,000 for her disadvantage in the labour market, £128,000 for lost earnings and £640,000 for future loss of earnings and pension.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can it really not be a sex discrimination case if it is harassment by women. I have personally witnessed women vicariously sexually harassing women in the workplace in order to please a male boss. Not nice…

JSL said...

It is indeed possible for women to harass women on grounds of their sex - though in practice it is extremely rare as material for a Tribunal claim.