02 April 2008
Manager wins payout after tribunal rules her dismissal was unfair
A former boss at international telecommunications provider BT has been awarded £35,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled that her sacking had been unfair, it has been revealed.
Carol Clegg was dismissed from her position as a manager at the firm after working for it for 22 years when it was discovered that she was among a group of bosses who had faked calls in order to meet targets on a call centre contract.
The 38-year-old was sacked in September 2006 for gross misconduct.
Ms Clegg argued that when she became responsible for the Ministry of Defence contract, she issued instructions that call generation was to cease.
During a recent hearing in Glasgow, it was ruled that her sacking was unfair as other BT managers were also found to have been involved and, despite being disciplined, did not lose their jobs.