Director claims complaint brought unfair dismissal

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Director claims complaint brought unfair dismissalOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today A formeroperations director of broadcaster ONdigital has told a tribunal that he wasunfairly dismissed after complaining about not being paid a bonus.John Egan,40, told a tribunal last week that he was not paid a £75,000 bonus for a launchand a further £25,000 based on his overall performance, despite ONdigitalpublicly claiming the launch was a success.Eganreceived a £50,000 ex gratia payment, but is arguing for the other £50,000. His lawyerMichael Burd, of Lewis Silken, told Personnel Today that all ONdigitalemployees below director level received their bonuses for the successfullaunch.He said,“By all accounts, it was a successful launch. It was on time, on budget andthey delivered a new technology that worked. ONdigital was telling the wideworld that it was a success.”Thecompany’s position in not paying Egan the bonus was “untenable”, added Burd. Aspokesman for ONdigital said, “The dispute is over whether a bonus should bepaid in full. Although the launch was successful, some of the elements that hadbeen set out in the business plan had not been achieved.”Thetribunal has yet to come to a decision on the case. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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