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Postal worker wins damages after 3 holdups in a year

Almost 90,000 euros awarded for psychological damage

29 January, 17:29
Postal worker wins damages after 3 holdups in a year (ANSA) - Ravenna, January 29 - A postal employee's appeal for damages due to psychological suffering after her office suffered three robberies in a single year was upheld Wednesday. The robberies, which occurred between 2002 and 2003, at a post office in the northern town of Ponte Nuovo, led to psychological suffering on the part of the woman, who requested early retirement as a result.

Initially awarded less than 4,000 euros in a lawsuit she filed against the postal services for lack of security, the 58-year-old woman filed an appeal three years ago. A judge has now ruled in the woman's favor and sentenced the company to pay 87,000 euros in damages, report local media. The robbers used verbal threats, firearms, and knives to the woman's throat. The only anti-robbery measures used by the post office were an alarm button under the counter and the safe.