A former manager at a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has succeeded in his claims of unfair dismissal.
Paul Harding lost his job as a welfare advice specialist at the Pendle branch of the organisation in 2008, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.
He had been picked out for redundancy by bosses at the bureau after it reported financial problems.
Mr Harding alleged that he had been hounded from his role after he spoke up for colleagues who were unhappy with the way things were run.
He had begun working at the centre in December 2006 and had been promoted to a management post after initially performing the role of an advice services supervisor.
During a recent week-long tribunal in Manchester, it was ruled that the CAB - which is one of a network of more than 420 similar offices operating around the country - had failed to follow the correct procedures when dismissing him.
Since losing his job, Mr Harding has found work at the Hyndburn bureau.