26 January 2012
Ex-traffic warden wins unfair dismissal case
A tribunal has ruled in favour of a former traffic warden who took legal action against his employer on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
Hakim Berkani claimed bosses at NSL - a firm that employs around 5,000 people across the country - actively encouraged him and his colleagues to issue a minimum of ten tickets every day to motorists in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.
Mr Berkani raised his concerns about this system and decided to take matters into his own hands by warning drivers about their parking practices instead of giving out penalties.
He was subsequently sacked by the company for gross misconduct in February last year, but the 45-year-old insisted this decision was unjust and took his ex-employer to court.
And, according to the London Evening Standard, judge Jeremy Burns at the resulting tribunal in Holborn has today (January 26th) ruled in his favour and decided he was victim to unfair dismissal.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson