Pricing Up Hurt
A hospital consultant who suffered mental trauma after colleagues campaigned to get rid of her following maternity leave was awarded record compensation of £4.5m by an employment tribunal.
Dr Eva Michalak, 53, who worked as an obstetrician at Pontefract General Infirmary, won claims for sex and race discrimination and unfair dismissal against the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS trust and three senior staff members.
The trust's medical director, Dr David Dawson, consultant physician Dr Collin White, and the human resources manager Dianne Nicholls were ordered along with the trust to pay Michalak £4,452,206.60. She had originally claimed £9m.
Appalling abuse the poor woman suffered but £4.5 million?
The Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2011 prices up mental injury as well as physical for our service people. A sobering comparison.