City lawyer seeking £19m over workplace bullying claim settles for undisclosed sum

A City lawyer who had claimed £19m in compensation over workplace bullying has settled for an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum.

Gill Switalski, 54, who earned £140,000 a year at F&C Asset Management, had already won her claims for sexual discrimination, victimisation and constructive dismissal, the London Evening Standard has reported.

Switalski alleged in her lawsuit that she had been harassed and victimised by her employer from late 2004, and unable to work from August 2006, when she took sick leave following an operation. The tribunal ruled in her favour in March 2008.

F&C appealed against the original decision twice, first in May 2008 and again in July 2009. In both cases, the ruling was in Switalski’s favour. At one stage in proceedings she was seeking £19m, though this was later lowered to £12m.

A remedy hearing, where a judge decides on the size of the payout, was due to take place this week, but undisclosed compensation has now been agreed.

A spokesman for F&C said: “The parties have resolved all issues between them on the basis that all claims are withdrawn and will make no further statement.”

Comments are closed.