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'Whistleblower' civil servant faces misconduct hearing

A civil servant who was allegedly gagged and tied to a chair after she spoke out against misogyny has been accused of gross misconduct. DeeAnn Fitzpatrick is now facing a disciplinary hearing over her account of the incident at Marine Scotland's Scrabster office. The fisheries officer is accused of making "false statements" regarding the date of the chair incident, which her colleagues claimed was an office prank. She alleged she was targeted in 2010 as a result of blowing the whistle on a threatening and misogynistic culture at the fishing industry watchdog's office on the far north Caithness coast.
Category: Employment » Bullying at work; Disciplinary procedures; Whistleblowing; Misconduct. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation.
Source: BBC News.

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