Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

A former town clerk at Ludlow Town Council has been awarded over £70,000 in compensation by the Employment Tribunal after she was successful in her claim for constructive dismissal.

Mrs Veronica Calderbank, a former Ludlow Town Council employee, quit her job in June 2012 after being asked to work for long hours without a break, despite a debilitating back injury. Mrs Calderbank quit her job quit her job after she was dissatisfied with a review hearing and a staff and appeals sub-committee to which she had taken a formal grievances. The sub-committee had upheld her grievance regarding bullying in the workplace and a lack of an appropriate review but failed to suggest appropriate remedies to prevent further problems. The former town clerk alleged that this constituted a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence which went to the heart of the employment relationship and resigned, claiming constructive dismissal, failure to make reasonable adjustments for her disability, and direct disability discrimination  in the Employment Tribunal.

The case came to the Birmingham Employment Tribunal in December 2013, with the Employment Tribunal upholding Mrs Calderbank’s claim for constructive dismissal after a month-long merits hearing. However, Mrs Calderbank withdrew her claim for direct disability discrimination and her claim for the Council’s alleged failure to make reasonable adjustments was withdrawn. After the Employment Tribunal found in Mrs Calderbank’s favour a remedies hearing was then held to determine what compensation she should receive. The Employment Tribunal awarded her £72,300 – the maximum statutory cap on the compensatory award – as compensation for her unfair dismissal.

Mrs Calderbank stated after the hearing: “I feel personally vindicated. I’ve got the maximum compensation anyone can have, but it’s taxpayers money, that’s what really hurts me. The bottom line for me is that they’re very, very lucky – they would have been ordered to pay £94,000 but it was capped, so they’ve saved about £20,000.”

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees

Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk.

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

Your name

Your email

Your telephone number

Contact us

Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

T: 020 3397 3603
E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
W: www.redmans.co.uk

Testimonials

4.52 Average

21 Reviews

Redman's provided excellent legal employment advice for me during a difficult time in my employment. Chris was my lawyer, super efficient, quick, reliable and clearly very experienced in the matter. Could not ask for a better law firm to deal with your query if you are in need of some help. Would definitely use them again in the future. Highly recommending Chris.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Steven

Chris Hadrill was very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend him

Posted 3 weeks ago

Dinah

Very Efficient, with very quick email reply’s. I had a matter that needed resolving within a very short space of time and Redmans Solicitors were great with dealing with my matter quickly.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ankar

At Redmans the solicitor that was dealing with me was Chris. He dealt with my situation smoothly with clear guidance and explanation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

Clear, concise advice and guidance delivered by an experienced and very capable solicitor, within the timelines required

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very efficient service. I never had to wIt for more than a day for a reply to any of my queries and the matter was dealt with swiftly.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very timely, thorough and helpful advice. Friendly and considerate of the needs of the client

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very prompt and attention to detail. Thank you for the service

Posted 1 month ago

Chris

Couldn’t be happier with how Redmans successfully handled our seemingly tricky case. By being clear and detailed every step of the way, with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, they made it an informative and eye-opening process, taking the stress out of the situation and ultimately delivered what you would want from such a service. I fully appreciate everything they have done, and if I am ever in need of such services in the future, they will be the first number I contact. Excellent.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Excellent work delivered with great quality

Posted 1 month ago

Dominic

Chris Hadrill was a great help both in terms of his advice and his expertise. He explained my options to me clearly and concisely enabling me to quickly make the right decision for me in the circumstance. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris or Redmans to friends or colleagues, and would certainly make Redmans my first port of call should I require a similar service in the future.

Posted 1 month ago

Kurt

Redmans gave excellent advice and helped me understand everything in clear concepts. Thank you!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Resolved my issues

Posted 1 month ago

Keith

Quick fast professional service.

Posted 1 month ago

Michael

"Prompt, efficient and practical advice that resulted in me getting some additional money tax free."

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Patient and thorough advice given to me around my Settlement Agreement

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

"Excellent service, getting back to you promptly giving you very good advice."

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

I found Chris Hadrill to be an excellent help, he is very knowledgeable and gives good ,concise ,strategic advice .He makes himself readily accessible when you need him.I would personally highly recommend him.

Posted 2 months ago

Christine

Professional, efficient and reliable service provided. I strongly recommend them and I would use this service again.

Posted 2 months ago