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Jim Harvey secures compensation over claims of unfair dismissal

Jim Harvey secures compensation over claims of unfair dismissal

Former Forest Green Rovers manager Jim Harvey has secured compensation after bringing claims of unfair dismissal against the club.

In July last year, he was sacked over allegations that he had breached the terms of his contract by applying for a job at Cambridge United without permission.

He denied the accusations and brought forward a legal case.

In a new development, Forest Green - which is now managed by David Hockaday - has agreed to a settlement.

This was before a tribunal was scheduled to take place.

A spokesman for the organisation said: "Both parties regret the events of last summer, especially given the club's recent relegation ... and the club regrets any unintentional damage to Mr Harvey's reputation as a result of his dismissal."

He went on to say that Forest Green wishes to thank Mr Harvey for the style of attractive football he brought with him during his time there.