We all know that HR is never boring. But sometimes it can get downright strange...
A train driver in Scotland is suing her employer for £15,000 - equivalent
to $23,676 - because she bruised a fingernail while adjusting the seat in her
cab, the BBC reports.
The driver, Jacqueline Morrison, said the accident occurred four years ago,
in June 1998, when the second finger on her left hand became caught as she tried
to adjust the seat. The fingernail became bruised and fell off about 10 weeks
later, she says, adding it took about six months for a new nail to completely
grow. She claims she suffered pain and inconvenience and had to take painkillers,
while also finding it difficult to drive her car.
Morrison alleges in her lawsuit that the seat was unsafe and had not been kept
in good repair. She also contends that the train company, ScotRail, failed to
provide her with "safe and suitable plant and equipment." She further
maintains that ScotRail settled the claims of two other employees involved in
While Morrison's suit calls the amount being sought "a reasonable estimate"
of her loss, the rail company has another word: "excessive."