15 December 2011
Shop worker wins unfair dismissal tribunal
An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of a shop worker who took legal action against a company on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, Andrew Bennett made a claim for breach of contract against Crewe Crown - trading as Chameleon Menswear - as he was fired after requesting more Sundays off so he could help with the management of his son's football team.
Mr Bennett told the hearing in Birmingham that he had been placed on the rota for five Sundays in succession and was then verbally abused by a boss at the firm when he made a holiday request.
Judge Brian McCluggage ruled that the company's refusal to grant Mr Bennett's request for more Sundays off led to "arising agitation" and was therefore unfairly dismissed.
This comes after the News & Star reported that Clare Ellen Hudson is seeking unfair dismissal damages after claiming she was fired from a sandwich shop in Workington for revealing she was trying to get pregnant.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas