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TWO SACKED GLASGOW OFFICERS WIN TRIBUNAL CASE

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Two Glasgow City Council social workers who were sacked after they turned up to support a suspended colleague when ...
Two Glasgow City Council social workers who were sacked after they turned up to support a suspended colleague when he faced disciplinary action, have won their claims for unfair dismissal, reports The Herald (p9).

The employment tribunal ordered the council to give Pat Maughan and Ian Fergus their jobs back, the tribunal's ruling that both were 25% to blame for their dismissals.

The two claimed the council treated them unfairly as their colleagues only received final warnings for similar actions. The only difference was that Mr Maughan and Mr Fergus has knocked on the door during and investigatory meeting with the suspended worker, Roddy Slorach, to let him know his colleagues were supporting him.

Former principal officer Jack Law told the tribunal that the main reasons for the sackings were that they interrupted the hearing, behaved in an intimidatory manner and showed contempt for the proceedings.

But Mr Maughan said: 'We believe the tribunal's decision vindicates us. We always said we were unfairly dismissed. Our action was certainly not intimidatory or harassing.'
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