School Dinner Lady who Reported Bullying Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim
A primary school dinner lady who was sacked after telling a couple their seven-year-old daughter was tied to a fence and whipped with a skipping rope won her claim for unfair dismissal yesterday.
The employment tribunal which announced her victory will consider whether she should be compensated and reinstated at another hearing on Feb 2. Carol Hill, 61, dragged four boys away after finding Chloe David tied to a chainlink fence in the playground at Great Tey Primary School in Essex in June 2009.
She lost the job she held for almost eight years after talking to Chloe’s parents about the incident at a Beaver Scout evening. She assumed that they already knew. Mrs Hill said she was “on cloud nine” after her claim was upheld by the panel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. “This is the best new year news I could have,” she said.