Teacher awarded £75,000 for unfair dismissal

A teacher made redundant due to falling pupil numbers has been awarded £75,000 compensation.

Alexander Lafferty, of the Good Shepherd Centre, a residential school for girls with emotional and behavioural problems in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, was the only teacher made redundant following a police probe that led to councils suspending student placements at the school.

A Glasgow employment tribunal ruled that Lafferty was unfairly dismissed, noting that the school failed to offer him alternative employment.

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