Restructuring expert loses RSM Tenon tribunal claim
Duncan Swift loses claim for unfair dismissal against RSM Tenon
A SENIOR restructuring expert has lost his employment tribunal battle against RSM Tenon.
Duncan Swift, who left Grant Thornton and then spent a year at RSM Tenon, had accused the firm of unfairly dismissing him for whistleblowing. Swift claimed he had flagged up bad accounting practices within its recovery division, reported the Times.
However, the tribunal found that any alleged disclosures ere nothing to do with his dismissal, and tribunal chair judge Twiss said his claims were made in bad faith.
Swift told the paper that he was “very surprised” at the judgment.
RSM Tenon chief executive Chris Merry said he “was pleased that we have won on all the issues raised”.
Swift is now a business restrcuturing and insolvency partner at Moore Stephens.
RSM Tenon earlier this year flagged up accounting problems in the business, and is looking to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring plan.