The East London Advertiser (p2) reports that Betheline Chattopadhyay will give evidence at an industrial tribunal alleging that she was traumatised and took sick leave becuase of the behaviour of her managers at the council.
However, she faces criticism because, as a councillor, she has a legal duty to protect the public purse. Voters are also angry that they were not told of her dispute with the authority before she was elected on 7 May.
Liberal Democrat leader Janet Ludlow said: 'She should have thought of this before she stood. It would never occur to me to stand in that position.'