26 April 2011
Whistleblowing teacher receives compensation
Whistleblowing has resulted in a teacher being awarded a compensation settlement after he announced his intention to take his former employer to a tribunal on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Gary Day-Davies was fired by governors at Wentworth High School in Salford - an institution that can teach up to 900 pupils - for his alleged breach of trust.
The news source explained that Mr Day-Davies had been in touch with his local MP Hazel Blears to discuss the fact that he felt the school was experiencing difficulties both financially and in terms of its health and safety policies.
Consequently, the 39-year-old professional was suspended on full pay for a period of one year prior to then being sacked.
However, he insists he only raised "legitimate concerns" and had therefore been treated "appallingly".
As a result, Mr Day-Davies has now agreed a sum of compensation from his ex-employer.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett