Doctor bullied by manager awarded $115,000

Dr Renuka Visvanathan's line manager began a campaign to undermine her leadership after a dispute over bed numbers, South Australian Employment Tribunal finds

A geriatrician has been awarded $115,000 in compensation for “retaliatory” discrimination that saw her overlooked for a new position despite being the only suitable candidate.

The South Australian Employment Tribunal ordered the state health department pay Dr Renuka Visvanathan $75,160 in economic loss and $40,000 for emotional distress after finding she was bullied between 2014 and 2018 by her line manager.

According to the tribunal decision, Dr Visvanathan first raised concerns about Associate Professor