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Headteacher wins unfair dismissal claim

Headteacher wins unfair dismissal claim

Unfair dismissal compensation has been awarded to a former headteacher following an employment tribunal.

James Walker accused Lambeth Council of removing him from his position at the Henry Fawcett Primary School in Kennington unjustly as he was suspended in 2008 shortly after returning from long-term sick leave.

Mr Walker explained that the decision by his superiors to suspend him from duty as soon as he came back after a course of chemotherapy was a "complete surprise and shock" and noted his belief that it was a deliberate ploy to force him out.

In its response, the local authority stated it had acted upon claims of bullying against the headteacher, but the South London Employment Tribunal ruled in the individual's favour.

The professional indicated he felt his sacking had been a "disgrace" and added that the council should be investigated.

Recently, the Stourbridge News reported that trainee engineer James Eton had successfully won a case of unfair dismissal against CBS Remote Monitoring.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas