16 June 2008
Employee accused of fraud wins £50k payout
A worker who was wrongly accused of fraudulent behaviour has been awarded a payout of nearly £50,000.
Jackie McNaught, a telesales executive who was sacked after being accused of falsifying two orders, won her claim of unfair dismissal at a recent employment tribunal, the Herald reports.
She was dismissed by Jamie Gallagher, head of sales at Netintelligence - a content and IT user management solutions provider.
A recent employment tribunal in Glasgow heard that MS McNaught was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing in December 2006.
She insisted there was no fraudulent behaviour on her part.
The tribunal ruled that Netintelligence should pay her £49,722 in compensation.
In other employment news, speaking at the recent launch of a report compiled by the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress, Harriet Harman, the Commons leader and minister for women, said that a new equality bill will help UK workers to understand their rights.