Lingerie buyer fights Brown Thomas to keep job

Brown Thomas group lingerie and swimwear buyer Mary Mullin has secured a temporary high court injunction, which prevents the Irish department store from terminating her employment.

Lawyers acting for Murren have alleged that she was dismissed from her position after she attempted to have her complaints that she was bullied and harassed investigated by the company.

Counsel claimed that Mullen informed her bosses that she was being bullied by a superior, who she alleged was making her job unbearable. She attempted to have her grievance dealt with through existing office procedures.

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They said that following this action, Mullen felt that her complaint was not treated with sufficient gravity and sought to have the matter formally investigated,

Following this request, Mullen reportedly entered mediation, where counsel said that it was suggested to her representative that she should leave the company, due to the breakdown of the working relationship with her boss.

Lifestyle store Brown Thomas is part of the Wittington Investment Group, a worldwide company specialising in retail. The business consists of the Brown Thomas Group (Brown Thomas & BT2), Selfridges in the UK & Holt Renfrew in Canada.

 

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