BBC Northern Ireland has been rocked by a fresh bullying row with a second former senior member of staff suing the corporation for harassment.
Lawyers for Una Carlin - who was its chief spokesperson here for 15 years - have confirmed they are seeking damages in the High Court.
Solicitor Kevin Winters, a partner at the Belfast-based KRW Law, told Sunday Life: "I can confirm that we are taking legal action in the High Court against the BBC in respect of harassment allegations made by our client, former BBC employee Una Carlin."
Ms Carlin's action mirrors that of award-winning journalist Lena Ferguson, who is also suing BBC NI.
The Sunday Times revealed last weekend that the former head of the corporation's Northern Ireland politics department is taking High Court action over bullying allegations.
Ms Ferguson is suing BBC NI over claims it failed to provide a safe working environment.
She is seeking substantial damages for injuries arising from loss of income, reputational damage and being subjected to conduct which could result in psychological damage. She has not commented on the case.
Several ex-BBC NI employees are also understood to be preparing legal cases against the broadcaster. Like Ms Carlin and Ms Ferguson, they too claim to have been the victims of bullying in the workplace.
A spokesperson for the BBC said it does not comment on individuals.
Allegations of bullying within the organisation were raised by East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell in a written question to the House of Commons in June.
He asked Minister of State John Whittingdale: "If he will hold urgent discussions with representatives of the BBC on investigating internal allegations of bullying by BBC Northern Ireland employees?"
The minister replied: "The BBC is operationally and editorially independent from the government and the government cannot intervene in the BBC's day-to-day operations, including with regards staffing matters.
"The BBC Board is responsible for the governance of the BBC. The government established Ofcom as the BBC regulator to ensure the BBC is robustly held to account as the nation's broadcaster.
"Issues such as these are therefore to be dealt with by the BBC, the BBC Board and, when appropriate, Ofcom."
After leaving her post as chief spokesperson at BBC NI, Una Carlin set up her own public relations firm Carlin Creative.
Regarded as a popular member of staff, she had been with the corporation for 15 years and was responsible for its reputation management and protection.
Ms Carlin also led news management around Spotlight's award-winning documentary exposing Iris Robinson's affair.
Other projects she worked on include Five Minutes of Heaven, starring Liam Neeson and Jimmy Nesbitt, and Facing the Truth with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ms Carlin has also worked for ITV and Channel 4.