20 April 2012
Whistleblowing leads to £30k compensation
Compensation has been awarded to a carer after she was forced to resign from her role after an instance of whistleblowing.
According to the Southport Visiter, Sue Clinton left Aftercare NW - a company formed 11 years ago - in 2010 as she felt she was a victim of bullying after she told her boss that two of her colleagues were stealing from the firm.
Ms Clinton informed managing director Tim Blundell that her co-workers were using counterfeit taxi receipts and dipping into the organisation's petty cash fund.
However, this information did not stay confidential and the people she accused of stealing - manager Susan Cashman and deputy manager Mark Tandy - then subjected her to unfair treatment between July and November 2010.
For example, the 54-year-old was told she would not be promoted and also had her overtime withdrawn.
As a result, she has now been awarded £30,000 in damages for her ordeal.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas