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EDINBURGH CC HEAD OF CORPORATE SERVICES RETURNS TO WORK

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Edinburgh City Council has upheld an appeal against dismissal by its Head of Corporate Services Richard Shield. He ...
Edinburgh City Council has upheld an appeal against dismissal by its Head of Corporate Services Richard Shield. He was suspended in July and dismissed in October after a disciplinary hearing upheld two complaints about his handling of a recruitment procedure. A six person committee upheld Mr Shield's appeal after hearing evidence on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and he returned to work today.

The committee made no public statement or explanation. The council has now called a special meeting of its policy and resources committee to consider the future of Tommy Sheppard, whose appointment led to Mr Shield's suspension. Mr Sheppard was appointed Contracts Officer in July but when he took up his post he was told to go on special leave pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings against Mr Shield.
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