09 May 2012
Ex-manager awarded £70k unfair dismissal damages
An employment tribunal has awarded a five-figure sum of compensation to an ex-manager on the grounds of unfair dismissal.
Harry Harrison took legal action against Randox Laboratories after being fired from his position as international business manager in January 2010 following a disagreement in a meeting with senior manager and director Sonya Ferguson, the BBC reports.
Mr Harrison presented figures he had collated for the company's business plan in India when Ms Ferguson reacted "abusively" to statistics she believed to be inaccurate, the tribunal was told.
The professional was then told by the organisation - a global firm based in County Antrim - he would be dividing his time between India and Northern Ireland, before he received a letter informing him he had been fired.
Mr Harrison subsequently sought damages for unfair dismissal and has now been granted £70,000 on the basis that Randox failed to follow the proper contractual procedure when handling his departure.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas