by Rachel Crook
Marks & Spencer has won a tribunal case against a whistleblower who was sacked after leaking details of redundancy terms to the press.
Customer loyalty manager Tony Goode appealed his dismissal at a tribunal in London on free speech grounds, but the panel agreed that the company acted reasonably in taking the action it did.
Commenting on the decision, a spokesperson for the retailer said: "We're pleased with the outcome and we were confident in our case throughout the process."
Those running a business may wish to download a disciplinary and dismissal procedure to ensure they are on legally secure ground when taking any disciplinary action against members of staff.
Another company that has expressed confidence that it can successfully defend a case against a former employee is PricewaterhouseCoopers.
It is facing a discrimination claim by a former Romanian employee who alleges she was mistreated due to her nationality.
Published on: July 14, 2009