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COURT RULES ANGUS COUNCIL ACTED HASTILY TO SACK EMPLOYEE WITH DRINK PROBLEM

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A quality co-ordinator at Angus Council has been reinstated and awarded£2,306 in lost wages after an employment tr...
A quality co-ordinator at Angus Council has been reinstated and awarded£2,306 in lost wages after an employment tribunal ruled he had been unfairly dismissed by the authority for leaving his desk to go to the pub, reports The Herald (p8).

Alexander Edgley, 49, who suffers from a long-standing drink problem, had been drinking non-stop for four days when the incident occurred. The tribunal ruled the council had been wrong to treat it as a one-off because Mr Edgley's file indicated past drink-related incidents.

The council was ordered to re-employ Mr Edgley, who has 30 years council service, in the roads department on condition he continued to attend meetings held by a council-approved organisation for people with drink problems.
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