11 June 2012
Ex-manager seeks £2.4m unfair dismissal damages from DHL
A claim for a seven-figure sum of compensation on the grounds of unfair dismissal has got underway at an employment tribunal in Bristol.
Kevin Kay is seeking a record damages settlement of £2.4 million from global courier DHL - a firm which has around 275,000 employees in more than 220 countries worldwide - after being sacked from his business development role there in June 2011.
The 46-year-old claims he was victimised by the company after returning to his position after having to take nine months off due to stress purely because he refused to relocate.
Mr Kay's job was changed during his time off and he would have had to spend weekdays away from his young family in Cardiff had he accepted his new role in the West Midlands.
He told bosses he would be willing to make the five-hour commute on a daily basis to avoid this situation, but insists this led to him being constructively dismissed.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson