28 June 2011
Hauliers win unfair dismissal case
Compensation has been awarded to three hauliers after an employment tribunal decided they had been victims of unfair dismissal.
According to the Daily Post, the trio of lorry drivers were sacked from their roles at Wrexham-based firm Keith Stokes Transport Services in March 2010 after Keith Stokes, the owner of the company, has transferred it to a new limited name.
Peter Darlington, Paul Bryan and Peter Glaspale subsequently took legal action against the firm on the grounds that this was in breach of the regulations listed under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) ruling.
And a tribunal held in the North Wales town of Mold has now ruled that their sacking - which came about after they had moved goods stored for customers to another unit at the Wrexham Industrial Estate - was indeed unlawful.
Recently, teacher Fiona Michie won a case for unfair dismissal after being relieved of her duties at Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen, the BBC reported.
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Posted by Richard Saunders