An employment tribunal has been brought about by the former general secretary of social clubs in the north of England on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
Mick McGlasham is taking legal action against the Club and Institute Union (CIU) after he was removed from his £60,000 per year role with the body in December last year, the Northern Echo reports.
The 62-year-old was fired after the CIU - which was established in 1862 and represents more than 2,000 clubs across the country - following an investigation into the alleged misuse of a company credit card.
Despite the fact that no evidence was found to confirm these suspicions, Mr McGlasham and his deputy Maxine Murphy were sacked on the basis they had breached a "fundamental implied term of their contracts".
Stan Summers, president of the Darlington Workingmen's Club, told the news source that he believes the pair should be reinstated as the decision to fire them was "staggering".
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Posted by Chris Stevenson