24 March 2010
Consultant wins unfair dismissal claims
A former worker at Broadmoor Hospital has been successful in his claims of unfair dismissal.
In 2007, Dr Sameer Sarkar was sacked from his position as a consultant at the facility for gross misconduct, Peterborough Today reports.
The 46-year-old psychiatrist was accused of a number of things, including sending an "inappropriate e-mail" to a colleague, parking his car incorrectly and making an abusive phone call.
One of those making complaints about him was a former lover.
He won his original employment tribunal but his employers had this decision overturned.
Now, three judges at the Court of Appeal have restored the first ruling, meaning the medical expert can bring a case for damages against the hospital - which was built in 1863 and provides mental health services in conditions of high security.
Dr Sarkar will receive money from the West London Mental Health NHS Trust, which is responsible for running the centre.