Two former Aberdeen City Council social workers have been awarded around £40,000 and £18,000 respectively for unfair dismissal. Stephen Simpson rounds up the past week’s tribunal claims.
Public sector: unfair dismissal awards
Aberdeen social worker wins £38,394 over unfair dismissal An Aberdeen social worker has been handed nearly £40,000 after his unfair dismissal by the council, according to the Aberdeen Evening Express. The employment tribunal awarded him £38,394 in compensation and another £1,200 for fees after being unfairly “singled out” for the use of the internet for non-work purposes.
Aberdeen social worker wins £18,000 from council Another social worker from Aberdeen has told how he was “left with nothing” after his unfair dismissal by the council, says the Aberdeen Evening Express. The employment tribunal rejected claims that he was guilty of gross misconduct after forming a relationship with a woman he used to counsel.
Other tribunal decisions in the headlines
Employment tribunal finds Dundee window cleaner was fairly sacked A Dundee window cleaning boss was sacked from his previous job after being accused of overcharging pensioners and pocketing the cash, according to the Scottish Courier.
Animal welfare officer loses claim for unfair dismissal An animal welfare officer, who was one of the stars of an Irish RTÉ TV series, has lost her case against the Galway SPCA, claiming unfair dismissal, reports the Irish Examiner.
Worker sacked over stale chicken wrap gets €50,000 A sacking sparked by an out-of-date chicken wrap provided to an airline has cost food firm Gate Gourmet more than €50,000, reports the Irish Independent.