Thursday, 3 February 2011

Dinner lady dismissed for revealing bullying case gets £49.99 compensation

A school dinner lady who won an appeal for unfair dismissal after revealing a case of bullying will get just £49.99 compensation because she deserved to be sacked.

Carol Hill, 60, has endured a 20-month ordeal since helping seven-year-old Chloe David, who had been tied to a fence and whipped with a skipping rope by four children.

Last month a tribunal last month upheld her complaint of unfair dismissal by Great Tey [CofE] Primary School, near Colchester.

At the remedies hearing yesterday Mrs Hill was awarded a severance package of £351.82, including £400 in back pay and compensation of £49.99.

The tribunal at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, ruled that although the school failed to carry out a satisfactory investigation before sacking her, Mrs Hill would have been dismissed for going public with the information and was therefore not entitled to compensation from Essex County Council. Read more

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