Sacked executives win unfair dismissal case

Three former executives have won an unfair dismissal case, but their claims that they were sacked for whistleblowing were rejected.

The three men, formerly employed by Park Resorts, the caravan park operator controlled by GI Partners (GIP), argued at the tribunal that Brad Altberger, a managing director at the company, had intended to alter the minutes of a board meeting.

Martin Grant, Colin Bramall and Richard Hunt were dismissed without notice in December after less than 18 months’ service.

Tribunal judge James Taylor said that there had been a “flagrant breach of dismissal procedures” by GIP, but determined that Altberger had at no time sought to doctor minutes.

He accepted that the three men were sacked because of poor performance, and said: “The reality is that this was a business that would fail unless drastic action was taken.”

The tribunal awarded the men a total of £45,000 in compensation, well below the £6m they had claimed, reported the Times.

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