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Firm found guilty of unfair dismissal

Firm found guilty of unfair dismissal

A company has been found guilty of unfair dismissal after getting rid of one of its workers without using the proper procedures.

During a recent employment tribunal held in Birmingham, it was ruled that Create Design & Print did not comply with the Employment Rights Act when making a staff member redundant, the Evesham Journal reports.

Jamie Hill lost his job after the business - which specialises in graphic design, corporate identity and advertising, among other things - needed to axe personnel in order to reduce its operating costs.

The 31-year-old claimed unfair dismissal, breach of contract and unpaid holiday wages.

Tribunal chairperson Karen Tucker recently ruled in support of his case, saying it was well-founded.

She awarded him £5,000, which included a 20 per cent increase as a 'penalty' for the firm's breach of dismissal procedures.

Responding to the outcome of the case, Mr Hill said he was happy.