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Ruling may open floodgate for bullied staff

A local government worker has won compensation for psychological damage he claimed he suffered at the hands of his manager in a ruling that could entitle thousands to more compensation for unfair dismissal.

Christopher Dunnachie, 36, had worked for Hull City Council for 17 years as an environmental health officer before resigning in 2001, taking a lower status job at Doncaster Council.