04 May 2011
Care worker claims unfair dismissal occurred due to whistleblowing
A grievance claim on the grounds of unfair dismissal has been launched by a care worker who believes she was fired following an instance of whistleblowing.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Denise Tindall is seeking recompense from former employer Housing 21 as she believes she was sacked from her role as a senior care operative in Oldham last year solely because she raised concerns about alleged mistreatment of people in sheltered accommodation in the region.
"The reasons for her dismissal were a sham. The real reason was because she was making these disclosures," her representative said.
However, the organisation insists this was not the case as it noted that Ms Tindall was in actual fact removed from her job after using "abusive language and bullying staff".
Therefore, Housing 21 - Britain's largest non-profit care provider - is countering her claim by stating she is ineligible for protection as a whistleblower under the Employment Rights Act.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens