An engineer has been successful in his bid to secure a payout over alleged unfair dismissal.
David Henderson was sacked in February last year after his employers accused him of taking confidential information from a computer, the Grimsby Telegraph reports.
According to the 48-year-old, ex-employers Novartis - a firm which has operations in 140 countries around the world and is headquartered in Basel - claimed that he had taken information about colleagues' weights and diets from a computer owned by his wife, who also worked for the firm.
The company recently came to an agreement with Mr Henderson which is said to be worth more than £50,000.
He said: "It has not been easy. It has taken its toll on me physically and emotionally. It was my character which was assassinated after 15 years of working for the firm."
Mr Henderson added that he feels his claims have now been "vindicated".