09 June 2011
Charity worker awarded unfair dismissal compensation
A woman who was sacked from her role as a project manager for a charity has won her grievance case on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
According to the South Wales Guardian, Adele Dumas used to work for the Black Mountain Community Centre in Brynaman but was relieved of her duties while off sick in 2009.
She subsequently took her former employer to a tribunal in Cardiff and it has now emerged that she has been awarded a five-figure compensation settlement for her ordeal.
The news source noted that Ms Dumas was on a fixed-term contract with the third sector organisation until March 2012, but was then asked to re-apply for a different position in February 2009.
Her deal was then ended while she was absent and she stated this came as a "huge shock".
"I was victimised, harassed and ultimately lost my livelihood," Ms Dumas added.
This comes after the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Emma Metcalf had won her case of unfair dismissal from her job as a teaching assistant in Blackburn.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett