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Researcher wins unfair dismissal claim

Researcher wins unfair dismissal claim

A university researcher has been successful in her claim of unfair dismissal.

Dr Sinead Rhodes alleged that she lost her position at Stirling University following a dispute with a senior colleague, the Herald reports.

After her second fixed-term contract was not renewed, she took the institution to an employment tribunal.

During the hearing, the university - which was established in 1967 on the Airthrey Estate - conceded that her dismissal had been unfair and it accepted liability in principle.

At a subsequent hearing, it was decided that the psychology lecturer - who subsequently took up a role at Strathclyde University in Glasgow - should receive £92 a week for ongoing losses as a result of additional travel costs.

This was also to cover extra childcare costs, as Dr Rhodes is a mother of one child.

In total, this amounted to compensation of £10,878 for the two-year period since she left Stirling University.