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Firm must pay worker £1,800
9:50am Saturday 14th July 2012 in News
A QUALITY controller has been awarded nearly £1,800 for unfair dismissal.
Liliana Mrockowska, of Bewdley Street, Evesham, alleged unfair dismissal and breach of contract at Birmingham Employment Tribunal against Samsara Ltd, of Vale Park, Evesham.
Miss Mrockowska, aged 31, said she was dismissed but the firm said she resigned after making several errors in her work. The firm also alleged she already had another job lined up.
Miss Mrockowska said she was not given any training for three months and was dismissed after she had asked for a pay rise which she alleged she had been promised. She also alleged she had been emotionally harassed and should have been given three weeks’ notice pay instead of one week.
The tribunal was told that after the work errors, Miss Mrockowska had been given warnings and she expected to be dismissed, taking a letter of resignation to a meeting, because she did not want a dismissal on her record.
Miss Mrockowska later announced on Facebook “with a big grin” that she was free for work, it was said. The tribunal decided she had been dismissed.
Tribunal judge Leslie Anstis awarded Miss Mrockowska £1,797 including a 20 per cent increase because of the firm’s failure to carry out a proper dismissal procedure.