The Central London Employment Tribunal ordred Glenda Stone to compensate several former employees after the tribunal found that Stone had bullied them in a “dictatorial and intimidating” manner.
Glenda Stone is the CEO of a recruitment company called Aurora Gender Management that, ironically, runs the annual Where Women Want to Work Top 50 list. Stone is also the co-chairman of the Women’s Enterprise Task Force, an organization which strives to encourage and support women in business.
Three former employees testified that Stone created a hostile work environment and that she fired them after they accused Stone of being a bully. The employment tribunal ruled that Stone must pay David Collier, a former employee at Aurora, £28,567.17 for having wrongfully terminated him.
Janette King, Stone’s former personal assistant, said that she was fired by e-mail when she confronted her boss about being a bully. Marianna Karas, 35, another former employee, said, “Glenda was controlling and her approach to management was bullyish, intimidating and inflexible.”