19 May 2011
Employment tribunal involving Martin O'Neill gets underway
An employment tribunal regarding the departure of a Premier League manager from his job last summer is now underway.
Martin O'Neill left his post as boss of Aston Villa Football Club in August 2010 in mysterious circumstances and then took legal action against the institution, which was left unresolved after both parties failed to come to an agreement during a process of mediation.
Therefore, a tribunal convened on Thursday (May 19th) to conduct an investigation into why he moved on from the Midlands club that he was in charge of for a period of four years.
A statement released earlier this year by the League Managers' Association revealed that the case between Villa and the former Celtic and Leicester City boss would be resolved by a tribunal "combining the skills and experience of prominent individuals from football and the law".
Such tribunals can result in compensation being awarded, as was the case when ex-Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan was granted damages of £2 million in October 2009 after he was "constructively dismissed".
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Posted by Daniel Stevens