29 August 2008
Manager wins compensation at employment tribunal
An executive from the rural Worcestershire market town of Evesham has been awarded compensation of £6,000 after a tribunal ruled his employers had not followed correct dismissal procedures.
Former head of sales Magistrate Marwaha made a claim of unfair dismissal against Spin UK after losing his job in 2007, the Evesham Journal reports.
The company decided to make redundancies after suffering a drop in sales and he was informed he would be losing his job after returning from a holiday in the US.
During a recent tribunal, Mr Marwaha - who was paid £45,000 a year - claimed he had helped create hundreds of thousands of pounds for the firm in the first year.
He complained that the businesses had not followed the statutory dismissal process and he had not been given prior warning about the loss of his position.
Tribunal chairperson Mary Cocks ruled that the firm had indeed failed to follow correct procedure and awarded him a payout in accordance with this.