A former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partner is to take the consultancy to an employment tribunal this week.
Colin Tenner, an equity partner until he was made redundant last February, claimed his redundancy was an excuse to dismiss him because of his mental health problems, including depression and stress, the Times has reported.
Tenner took sick leave in September 2007, blaming his poor mental health on bullying by a client and mismanagement by PwC. He claims he approached his employers the following spring to discuss a phased return to work, but that the discussions broke down, resulting in his redundancy.
As PwC partners traditionally retire at 60, 45-year-old Tenner is seeking compensation for 15 years’ worth of future earnings.
PwC said: “We believe his claim is completely without merit and we will vigorously contest it.”