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Whistleblower was unfairly dismissed, tribunal finds

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.310-d (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:310
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    An employment tribunal unanimously ruled last week that the “whistleblower” who alleged that a London teaching hospital had “fiddled” one of its performance target figures, had been unfairly dismissed.

    But the tribunal, which took seven months to publish its verdict, nevertheless decided that had the dismissal procedures been conducted fairly; that there was a “100% chance” that Ian Perkin, former finance director of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, would still have lost his job; and that he “had contributed to his dismissal to the extent of 100%.”

    The tribunal said that the dismissal was unfair because the trust had not followed the …

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