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Accountants' secretary wins blog sacking tribunal

Accounting firm's secretary who was sacked for writing a blog wins her tribunal case

A secretary sacked from an accountancy firm for writing a blog has won her
tribunal case for unfair dismissal.

Catherine Sanderson was sacked from the Paris office of accountants
Dixon Wilson after
the firm claimed her blog,
petiteanglaise.com
, had brought its reputation into disrepute.

The blog was written under a pseudonym about her life in the French capital,
and rarely mentioned work, she claimed.

A Paris tribunal in Paris upheld her complaint and awarded Sanderson €44,000
(£29,900) damages – equivalent to a year’s wages – plus legal costs. Dixon
Wilson will also have to repay the French government unemployment benefit she
claimed after her dismissal, reported The Guardian.

Further reading:

UK blogger dismissal a warning to firms

Institute member uses Izza blog to issue minimum wage
alert

Profile: Philip Woodgate – Goodman
Jones

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