The UK’s biggest sex discrimination claim, for £11m, has been abruptly withdrawn.
HBOS banking group announced that the claim, brought by Claire Bright – the former head of asset and liability management – in December 2005, had been dropped and that no compensation would be paid.
The statement said: “HBOS can confirm that the employment tribunal claims brought against it by Claire Bright have been withdrawn. Ms Bright has accepted that her allegations of discrimination, victimisation and bullying against HBOS or any of its employees during the course of her employment or afterwards were unfounded and they have been withdrawn without any compensation in respect of the allegations.”
Bright, who earned £600,000 a year, claimed her boss behaved like a “mini-Hitler” who discouraged her from working from home, the Independent reports.