A former regional catering manager with Fife RC has been awarded£11,300 after an Edinburgh industrial tribunal has...
A former regional catering manager with Fife RC has been awarded£11,300 after an Edinburgh industrial tribunal has found he was unfairly dismissed after blowing the whistle on colleagues.
The Scotsman reports (p9) that David Purdie had unsuccessfully applied for the post of operations manager catering when the council was reorganised. He was later made redundant.
The tribunal declared: 'We are entitled to infer Mr Purdie was not appointed operations manager, not because he was a poorer candidate but because he made public his concerns with respect to the issuing of erroneous figures - what we now call 'whistleblowing'.'
Fife Council chief executive John Markland said the council did not accept certain findings of the tribunal and was considering whether it had grounds for an appeal.