17 October 2011
Vet wins unfair dismissal claim
A verdict of unfair dismissal has been granted to a vet who took his former employer to a tribunal after being relieved of his duties earlier this year.
According to the BBC, Matt Thomas was sacked from his role at the Cornwall Animal Ambulance and Hospital in February of this year on the grounds of a breach of trust after he distributed a letter from the Charity Commission - which regulated third sector bodies in the UK - among his colleagues at the charity.
Mr Thomas faced a disciplinary hearing with his unhappy bosses earlier in 2011 and was informed some five days later of their decision to fire him.
However, he felt he was within his rights to send the information regarding the alleged unfair removal of some of body's trustees on to his colleagues and therefore took the organisation to court.
The tribunal agreed with his version of events and the case ruled in favour of the professional.
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Posted by Francesca Witney