Underwear boss Sally Berkeley, who ran Wholesale Sexy Corset Pacific Brands’ Berlei bras sues for $9 millionAfter one meeting Ms Berkeley remained in tears and had to leave work early.The statement also cites examples of such behaviour towards six other employees.In a media statement, Pacific Brands described the allegations as “baseless” and said it would vigorously defend the claim.The company said Ms Berkeley was dismissed in late 2010 for reasons which were unrelated to those she alleged in her claim.The statement said Ms Berkeley made her bullying claims after she had been given her notice of termination.”Her claims were investigated by the company, but were determined not to have any substance,” the statement said.Pacific Brands will file a statement of defence at a later date.Ms Berkeley is being represented by Harmers Workplace, the law firm which acted on behalf of David Jones publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk in her $37 million sexual harassment case against the retail giant’s former CEO Mark McInnes.
UNDERWEAR executive sues, saying she missed out on $8 million in potential earnings after being bullied and later sacked.
By Daniel FogartyAAPAugust Corset Manufacturer China 19, 20117:12pmAN underwear executive who claims she has missed out on more than $8 million in potential earnings after being bullied and later sacked has launched court action.
bonuses and opportunity for promotion and advancement.In a separate document, she alleges an anticipated future economic loss of $8.32 million.She also is seeking $500,000 for general damages and a further $134,000 for past economic loss.The statement of claim says that during 2007 and 2010 the “six feet four inches tall and overweight” Mr Taylor was a bully, who used his physicality.His anger included swearing, yelling, gesticulating and slamming his fists into office furniture and equipment, the claim alleges.
Sally lingerie China Berkeley, who ran Pacific Brands’ bra division known as Berlei, claims she suffered humiliation, distress, anxiety and depression as a result of bullying by general manager Ross Taylor and her dismissal from the company.In a statement of claim lodged in the Federal Court today, Ms Berkeley says she was unlawfully dismissed from the company leading to loss of income,