15 February 2008
Employment tribunal decides charity should pay £16k to former worker
An employment tribunal has ruled that a London charity should pay a former worker £16,000 after it dismissed her without sufficient notice.
Voluntary Action Camden - an independent voluntary organisation that exists to support community action in Camden - had sacked employee Gabriella Morelli in 2006, Third Sector reports.
The tribunal decided that, in failing to issue a first or second verbal warning or a first written warning to her, the charity had contravened its own procedures.
It also ruled that the failings of which she had been accused should not have been classed as issues of misconduct and, therefore, should not have led to her dismissal.
"I felt I had no choice but to go to an industrial tribunal in order to clear my name because I can't get another job without a reference," Ms Morelli stated.
She has not been employed since leaving Voluntary Action Camden.