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Vet assistant awarded damages for unfair dismissal

Vet assistant awarded damages for unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal compensation has been awarded to a veterinary assistant after an employment tribunal ruled in her favour.

According to the Oxford Times, Felicity Jones left her position at the Cornyard Veterinary Centre in July 2012 after three years following a dispute over wages and the way in which director Sue Mulvey treated her and her colleagues.

Ms Jones - who joined the practice as a receptionist before getting promoted - told the hearing in Reading that she initially made a claim against her employer last September, but Ms Mulvey refused to communicate with her, leading to the court granting a default judgement in her favour one month later.

Since leaving her role, Ms Jones has been unable to find another job in the animal care sector.

Judge Brian Mitchell has now confirmed the claimant is entitled to compensation of more than £9,800 for her ex-employer's wrongdoing and said she must begin looking for positions in other areas in the next 12 weeks.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas