Teacher Tracey Smith was dismissed from her job at a secure unit for problem youngsters in Sheffield. Amongst the allegations levelled against her which resulted in her dismissal was one suggestion that she had not pruned a bush without performing a risk assessment.
Miss Smith successfully lodged a case of unfair dismissal with an employment tribunal and was awarded £70,000. Commenting, her lawyer, Scott Sim, of Howells Solicitors, said “Miss Smith was found to be subjected to an unfair dismissal which has had a large impact on her life and hindered her attempts to gain employment elsewhere … We are pleased that justice has been achieved for Tracey and she can now move forward.”
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