A company's manager has been awarded thousands of dollars after an employee sent colleagues an email stating her boss viewed his job as a "paid vacation".
A court has ordered Tracy Adams, the woman who sent the email in 2009, to pay her former boss Alan Bristow $10,000 in damages, The Daily Telegraph in Sydney has reported.
In the email, Ms Adams accused Mr Bristow of having a "questionable and dishonest character".
She planned to quit her job as an accounts manager for an industrial parts supplier because she had been "guttered (sic) by your most recent attempts to bully me into leaving".
"The message was sent to the company's human resources manager and two other company sites - including its Queensland head office - before being spread among other employees," according to The Telegraph.
"Ms Adams said she had told management about Mr Bristow's 'lying, laziness and theft' and branded her boss 'untrustworthy and cunning by nature'."
The email had left Mr Bristow feeling "nauseated and depressed".