05 November 2009
West Ham manager wins unfair dismissal case
Alan Curbishley, the former manager of Premier League football Club West Ham United, has won his case for constructive dismissal against his past employer.
His claim for wrongful dismissal has been upheld by an arbitration tribunal, which will now make a decision on how much compensation he will receive.
Curbishley had argued he was left with no option but to resign after the club opted to sell two players against his wishes, noting that his contract was "completely ignored" and he had "no alternative" but to step down from his position.
"I am obviously delighted with this result," he stated, adding that while he "never wanted to leave", he has also been given assurances in his contract stating that he had final say on which players are bought and sold.
In related news, footballer Michael Essien has been successful in a libel claim against newspaper the People, which had published a story suggesting he had cheated on his girlfriend.