Astounded by a news story today that a telephonist with Aer Rianta who claimed she suffered post-traumatic stress after answering a hoax bomb warning. She got €15,000. Why?! She claimed the company were negligent and in breach of their duty to her. How exactly?
I take calls from the public to do with my job. If one of them happens to be a bomb threat do I get to sue my employer for stress?! Cases like this would make me despair. The judge should have thrown the case out. When I worked in Conduit on a telephony job we were given instructions on how to deal with a bomb threat. Does that mean I would have been able to deal with it? Probably not, I still would have been freaked out. Would I sue my employer as a result? Definitely not. The claim culture is gaining ground.