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144 16 Mar 2017

POA WIN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASES AND TRADE UNION DISCRIMINATION CASE AT ASHWORTH HOSPITAL

The POA have won at Employment Tribunal on behalf of three members, two for unfair dismissal Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson following a restraint of a violent patient and for Trade Union discrimination against Mr Lyon.

The POA took strike action on the 13th November 2015, when Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson lost their appeals against dismissal. The Tribunal remedy hearing awarded them both in excess of £40,000 each. A further case of discrimination linked to the unfair dismissals led to a Tribunal victory and a remedy payment in excess of £6,000 for Mr Lyon.

Steve Gillan General Secretary said:

“This was totally avoidable and I am glad our three members got justice and have cleared their names. I said from day one that our members were innocent and the Employment Tribunal agreed with us. Mersey Care Trust have been found wanting and wasted thousands of pounds of tax payers money in defending their actions in Tribunal rather than treating their employees fairly. There should be an Independent Inquiry into their actions”.

Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson were also cleared by the Nursing Midwifery Council.

 

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