Tribunal watch: Former BBC technology chief unfairly dismissed over failed £100m project

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An employment tribunal has found that former BBC employee John Linwood, who claimed that he was made a “scapegoat” for the failure of a project designed to move the corporation away from video tape use, was unfairly dismissed. Stephen Simpson rounds up this and other employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week.

Former BBC IT head unfairly dismissed over DMI failure In Linwood v BBC, an employment tribunal found that the former BBC technology chief sacked over the failed £100m Digital Media Initiative (DMI) was unfairly dismissed.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Jehovah’s Witness who told gym member yoga would let “evil” into her body wins sacking case A Jehovah’s Witness who was sacked as a fitness coach after telling a gym member that yoga would allow “evil” into her body has won a payout for unfair dismissal, the Manchester Evening News reports.

£30,000 payout victory for mother who was groped by boss, then sacked A mother-of-two has won nearly £30,000 compensation after an employment tribunal heard how she was groped by her boss and compared to a bondage model, according to the Evening Standard.

Riding school loses appeal against minimum wage tribunal decision A Redditch riding school has lost an appeal against a legal case decision after three apprentices complained they were not paid the national minimum wage, says the Redditch Advertiser.

Care home whistleblower wins two of three claims at employment tribunal A sacked care home worker who has won two of three claims at an employment tribunal said she “did it for the residents”, the Plymouth Herald reports.

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