Council tribunal settled out of court

Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145433001
Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145433001

An employment tribunal judge has elected not to order Sleaford Town Council to pay any compensation to its former clerk, after a ‘confidential’ out of court settlement was reached at the eleventh hour.

Judge Paul Evans found in favour of former town clerk Shelagh McIntyre, of Cranwell, after a three-day tribunal hearing in July leading to a verdict of unfair and constructive dismissal last month against the council regarding their handling of a disciplinary matter involving Mrs McIntyre.

A remedies hearing was held at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday when the judge ruled to make no award for compensation due to the out of court agreement already being reached. The details of the amount agreed are subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Mrs McIntyre said: “I am delighted and very relieved the Judge had found in my favour and my decision to take this action has been justified. This has ended a long and frustrating two years.”