Sunday Times wins tribunal case against journalist

Eben Black, former Sunday Times chief political correspondent, has lost his unfair dismissal case against News International, the newspaper’s owners.

Black left the Sunday Times after he was offered a job as defence correspondent, which he turned down on the grounds that it was a demotion. He was sacked for gross misconduct and then took his employers to tribunal.

However, a source at the newspaper told the Media Guardian that Black had lost his job as he did not bring in enough scoops.

Black said: “The Sunday Times is desperately trying to improve its image and maybe it’s because of my tabloid background that they are saying ‘we don’t want a tabloid journalist working for us any more’.

Black has already said he will appeal against the ruling.

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