Sacked managers take on Sam Smith

Sacked pub managers are lining up a series of unfair dismissal claims against North Yorkshire brewer Sam Smith.
The company is facing a number of cases, which have been filed at employment tribunals across the north of England.
It follows a series of cost-cutting measures implemented by the Tadcaster-based brewery at pubs in Yorkshire and Humberside over the past nine months.
In a number of cases managers are alleging that they lost their jobs after refusing instructions to sack other staff without required consultation procedures.
Other managers claim that they were dismissed when they refused to accept cuts in their
working hours and other changes to their employment conditions.
The first tribunal hearing, involving former Doncaster pub managers Frank and Pam Marshall, is due to be heard at Sheffield in early March. The managers are being represented by the Unite union, which took over the National Association of Licensed House Managers last year.
Unite regional officer Phil

2 replies - Last reply by J Mark Dodds, 26/02/2009 21:51:40

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RE: Sacked managers take on Sam Smith

Nobody available for comment; a company that has never commented.
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RE: Sacked managers take on Sam Smith

Sam Smith human resources department must be bricking it. Maybe the directors could dismiss them without warning and get rid of the problem. What? Really? Directors are responsible for employment practices throughout the company? Even if they didn't know they were sacking people wrongfully? Shame the same kind of protection isn't offered to tenants who's contracts have been manipulated to make them bankrupt or whose promises from their freeholder have never been met.
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