Our thanks to Jeff for this. The start of the piece:
A council manager was forced to quit his job after being bullied by a boss who regularly called him a “f***wit,” a tribunal heard.
Paul Bartle worked as adult safeguarding operational manager at Hull City Council but resigned in 2015 after working at the authority for 22 years.
Mr Bartle is now claiming constructive dismissal at an industrial tribunal.
Giving evidence, he said assistant head of service Clare Brown had bullied him for a decade without anyone doing anything about it.
“All I wanted was an apology. This woman made my life a misery for ten years,” he said.
“People were frightened to speak out about her behaviour because it was tolerated by the council.
“It got to the point where I would have to stop my car on the way to work in the morning because I was in tears, having panic attacks. I felt physically sick just walking into the office because I felt so utterly undermined and redundant yet it was my job to keep people safe in the city and I think I did that well.”
We wish Mr Bartle every success with his case.
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