03 August 2011
Apprentice wins unfair dismissal tribunal
Compensation has been awarded to an apprentice engineer on the grounds of unfair dismissal following an employment tribunal.
According to the Stourbridge News, James Eton made a number of claims against former employer CBS Remote Monitoring - a Warwickshire-based firm established in 1995 - including breach of contract, harassment and bullying.
During his tribunal in Birmingham, the company indicated they had acted within the law to sack Mr Eton because he had not disclosed his criminal record to them when taking up the position.
However, Mr Eton stated that he had informed management officials of the fact he was awaiting a hearing for affray, a crime he was eventually convicted of.
Tribunal judge John van Gelder ruled that this had been common knowledge and Mr Eton indicated that colleagues had since mocked him about it, meaning his dismissal from his role was therefore unwarranted and damages have therefore been awarded to him.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas