Accountant awarded compensation after unfair dismissal

An accountant, who was fired after he clocked up 27,500 website hits, has won
an almost £40,000 compensation claim,
BBC reports

A Glasgow employment tribunal ruled the dismissal of David Innes, 42, from
Scottish and Southern Energy was unfair after it was found his boss had “no
idea” how to interpret the internet usage policy.

Scottish and Southern Energy is considering appealing the decision. The
tribunal was told Innes was struggling with work after the death of his father.

“I got what I was looking for and a fair recompense. Money is important but
clearing my name is important. I feel my employer was trying to find something
to push through a disciplinary process,” Innes said.

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