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Bully victim was 'next in line'
Helen Green
Miss Green suffered two nervous breakdowns
A City worker said she was "next on the list" to be targeted by bullies intent on destroying careers.

Helen Green, 36, was awarded about 800,000 in damages for bullying from Deutsche Bank Group Services (UK) Ltd.

But she said up to seven others had suffered the same treatment the department - however the bank denied any bullying had taken place.

Miss Green, of Tower Hamlets, east London, suffered two nervous breakdowns as a result of the harassment.

Speaking after the settlement awarded by the High Court on Tuesday Miss Green said: "This isn't bullying, this was a campaign to destroy my career, which they did."

Lessons must be learnt

Referring to evidence given in court about other victims she said: "I was just the next person in line.

"The only thing is that I put up with it for longer than most others. I wanted my career.

"In hindsight, to maintain my health, I should have left but is that a solution? Is that what people should do when somebody is trying to ruin their career, just go?"

Miss Green said she had joined the bank with a good work history and a very good career in front of her but all that had been destroyed.

Now training for an academic career she said: "I think Deutsche Bank should take a long, hard look at the way they treat their employees. They have to learn lessons from this."

Deutsche Bank denied breach of statutory duty or bullying, instead relying on Miss Green's vulnerability to mental illness.




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