Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Friday, August 01, 2003

Can't Wait For "Bullying" Cause of Action to Cross the Atlantic


He said sarcastically, in light of yesterday's near 1 million pound award to a former broker employed in the London office of Cantor Fitzgerald, the U.S. company heavily hit in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. The report on the website of Croner Consulting sounds closest to the U.S. tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress or outrage. It is a slippery slope when we start using lawsuits to determine what is civil behavior and what is not. Of course we started on that course some time ago.

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