04 March 2011
Former REC sales manager wins unfair dismissal case
An ex-sales manager is to receive a compensation settlement from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
According to Recruiter.co.uk, Maggie Pattinson was made redundant by the organisation - which represents the private staffing and recruitment industry and has some 3,600 corporate members - in 2009 along with ten colleagues and then launched legal action against the body.
Subsequently, an employment tribunal in London has ruled that the reasons behind Ms Pattinson's departure were "wholly unfair", despite the bleakness of the economic outlook at the time making the 11 redundancies lawful and legitimate, the news source added.
The hearing was told that meetings between Ms Pattinson and her superiors to discuss her leaving were held on an "ad hoc basis" and featured a "total lack of structure", meaning that the REC acted unprofessionally.
However, Kevin Green, chief executive of the body, indicated that the REC is considering an appeal against the unfair dismissal ruling.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett