Monday, 5 January 2009

Hurt Feelings? Office Banter? That'll Be £16.7 Million, Please!

Some poor ex-bank manager is suing her previous employer for being sexist, racist, and bloke-ist. Now, I'm not going to get into whether she is right or wrong to have gone off in a huff to m'learned friends, although from what I have read she does seem to be a bit of a wimp.

But I am astounded at the amount her legal eagles are claiming. 16.7 million quid!! For Fuck's Sake, she was on £40,000 a year, so that's 417 years salary plus £20,000 for hurt feelings.

That compares with thruppence halfpenny handed out to our soldiers maimed in Bliar's illegal wars.

I'm reminded of the tragedy of the bus full of lawyers going over a precipice. They were all killed.


Yes, there was an empty seat.

The Penguin


Anonymous said...

I jusy hope I am never seriously hurt as the compensation is minimal. Now hurt my feelings and its gravy train for life you cou;dn't make this up could you?

Fidothedog said...

I hope she just gets a nominal payment of £1 and some judge tells her to stop snivelling and to grow up.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Yup, be careful guys, what to you and I might appear harmles fun

"He allegedly searched for her in the ladies' toilet when she took a break and suggested that cleaning was women's work. She claims he slapped another female employee's bottom at a horse racing event in front of clients".

Might land you, or your employer, in serious doo doos. Lets be appropriate out there.