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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:55 PM

10. Somebody should ask Cates to comment on this:

Priti Patel staff member ‘received payout after attempting suicide’ following bullying claims

Woman was shouted at and dismissed from private office role because Ms Patel 'doesn’t like your face', according to legal correspondence

A civil servant allegedly attempted to kill herself after being shouted at by Priti Patel and later received a £25,000 payout from the government on a no liability basis, it has been claimed.

The woman was shouted at, told to get lost and dismissed from her job in the minister’s private office because Ms Patel “doesn’t like your face”, according to legal correspondence seen by the BBC.

The incident allegedly took place in October 2015, when the home secretary – now embroiled in fresh bullying allegations which she has denied – was employment minister, it was reported.

The woman took an overdose of prescription medicines and had to be taken home by her husband, where she attempted to kill herself, the legal correspondence said.


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