27 January 2011
Andy Gray 'considering unfair dismissal claim against BSkyB'
Andy Gray is considering the possibility of seeking a grievance claim against BSkyB on the grounds of unfair dismissal from his former employer.
The football analyst - who worked on Sky Sports for more than 20 years as a pundit and commentator following a career playing for clubs such as Aston Villa and Everton - was sacked from his role at the broadcaster earlier this week following revelations allegedly confirming that he is sexist.
Gray was recorded making disparaging off-air remarks about female assistant referee Sian Massey along with co-presenter Richard Keys during Sky Sports' live coverage of a Premier League game last Saturday (January 22nd 2011).
Further recordings of the former Scotland international striker acting in a similar fashion have since been released and BSkyB sacked him on Tuesday (January 25th 2011).
In an official statement following his departure from the broadcaster, Gray commented that he was "very sorry that certain comments made by me have caused offence".
However, the 55-year-old is now considering suing his former employer on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett