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A former Glasgow DC officer who was sacked 15 years ago lost a claim yesterday for£500,00 in back salary, reports ...
A former Glasgow DC officer who was sacked 15 years ago lost a claim yesterday for £500,00 in back salary, reports The Scotsman (p6).

George Smith had already won a House of Lords ruling against an industrial tribunal decision in his legal battle claiming unfair dismissal as senior depute director of building and works in 1981.

But instead of returning to the IT to ask for reinstatement or compensation, Mr Smith, representing himself, went ahead at the court of session with a £1.74m defamation action against the council. This was dismissed in 1991.

Yesterday, in the latest case, a court of session judge ruled Mr Smith, despite being unfairly dismissed, only had himself to blame for ending up with no compensation.

Instead of pursuing his rights through an IT, Mr Smith had tried to argue that we was still employed and on extended leave of absence, reports The Scotsman. The council successfully argued there was no doubt that Mr Smith had been dismissed, albeit unfairly.
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