04 January 2012
Parking warden pursues unfair dismissal damages
A former parking warden is pursuing a claim for compensation on the grounds of unfair dismissal after he was sacked for failing to issue a high volume of tickets.
According to the London Evening Standard, Hakim Berkani has taken NSL - a firm that was formed in 2007 and employs around 5,000 people across the country - to an employment tribunal following his firing.
NSL conduct parking regulation on behalf of the council in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Mr Berkani believes his dismissal for gross misconduct in February 2011 was unjust.
The 45-year-old - who had worked for the company for three years - lost his job after warning a driver who was about to be given a ticket by another warden and stated his bosses actively encouraged employees to issue penalties wherever possible.
Mr Berkani is being supported in his case by ten local residents - including a vicar - who have all provided the tribunal with positive character references.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson