27 March 2008
Former events manager reaches settlement after claiming he was forced to resign
A former events manager has reached an out-of-court settlement of around £12,000 with his ex-employers, local newspaper the Liverpool Daily Post reports.
Lee Forde, who worked at the Liverpool Culture Company - an organisation set up by Liverpool city council to deliver a cultural programme in honour of the city's European Capital of Culture status - says he was blamed for the cancellation of last year's Matthew Street Festival.
He resigned from the company last June after working for it for seven years.
In papers he submitted to an employment tribunal, Mr Forde stated: "I felt I had no other option than to resign after I requested additional resources to cope with the amount of events and that wasn't being addressed."
The former manager added that he was frustrated that "nobody" was addressing capacity issues within the firm.