Helen Marks awarded £832,711 by employment tribunal
16 February 2016
From the section Derby
Media captionHelen Marks explains the impact the harassment and tribunal has had on her
A former NHS manager awarded £832,711 after being sexually harassed by a colleague has said the “bad use of public money” could have been avoided.
HR director Helen Marks rejected the sexual advances of the chairman of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust so he tried to get her sacked.
Mrs Marks said the experience had traumatised her, destroyed her confidence and left her unable to work.
The trust has now apologised in a statement issued to media.
“I’ll never be free of this,” said Mrs Marks.
“I struggle to trust people. I haven’t got the confidence that I had. I’m quite timid all the time now as you probably can see.
“I don’t think I could ever go back into the workplace again.”
Source:: BBC world news feed