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Boss wins dismissal tribunal

A CONSTRUCTION boss who helped keep a 'struggling' company going before discovering he was out of a job when he returned from holiday was awarded £1,840 by an employment tribunal last week.

Clive Turrell told Stratford tribunal that he had such faith in Brunel Services (UK) of West Thurrock, Essex, he even turned down the chance to become managing director of another firm.

Mr Turrell, the £42,000-a-year contracts director, claimed the company failed to consult with him over redundancy and to pay part of his bonus.

Mr Turrell said he was aware he was sometimes 'struggling' to pay for supplies and workers.

The hearing was told that a previous firm, Brunel Construction Ltd, had folded in July 1999 and the current company was set up subsequently.

Managing director Terry Holliday said he was 'devastated' when he heard Mr Turrell was taking the firm to a tribunal.

The tribunal ruled that his dismissal was 'procedurally unfair'.