Individual made scapegoat for failings, pushed out of job
08 March 2011
His employers began to build a case against him, which included reprimanding him for miscalculating figures which were generated using the employer’s software. His bosses had similarly made mistakes in the past and they were not disciplined. Whilst suspending our client, the company unearthed a further matter which they claimed amounted to gross misconduct. This was based on inaccurate information which could be substantiated by regulatory and witness evidence.
This case is a good example of how some employers try to push hard-working employees out of their jobs in order to cover up their own failings, or due to unrelated factors such as saving cost. A settlement was reached outside of the tribunal.