02 April 2012
Cricketer reaches unfair dismissal settlement
A compensation settlement has been agreed between a professional cricketer and his employer following a contractual dispute.
Chris Taylor was planning to take Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) to an employment tribunal on the grounds of unfair dismissal after the organisation decided to withdraw their pre-agreed offer of a new contract.
However, according to the Bristol Evening Post today (April 2nd), both parties have now agreed to part ways by mutual consent without the need for legal action.
The 36-year-old made his debut for GCCC some 12 years ago and was told he would receive a new deal if the club was granted permission by Bristol City Council to revamp their home ground.
This request was refused in January 2012, meaning that Taylor's contract offer was taken off the table and leaving him with little time to find a new club before the start of next season.
However, a compensation package has now been agreed and GCCC chief executive Tom Richardson commented: "We would like to thank Chris very much for his years of service as both player and, more recently, fielding coach and wish him all the best for the future."
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Posted by Francesca Witney