11 April 2012
Worker takes ex-employer to tribunal
A 64-year-old man is pursuing a compensation settlement on the grounds of unfair dismissal and age discrimination after leaving his place of work.
Cyril McClair has taken former employer R O Donaghey Building and Civil Engineering to an employment tribunal after claiming the company effectively forced him out by stopping his transport to work, the Kidderminster Shuttle reports.
Mr McClair - who had worked for the firm for ten years at various sites - relied on transport it provided to get him from his home in Kenilworth to premises in Kidderminster in time to start his shift at 07:00 BST.
However, RO Donaghey then cancelled this arrangement and the professional said it is now impossible for him to complete his duties as no colleagues live in his area and public transport does not run that early.
During his tribunal in Birmingham, Mr McClair stated this represented a breach of trust and confidence, adding: "They must have had a motive to get me out."
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Posted by Francesca Witney