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Haden Young director tells tribunal that firm used blacklisting company

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A SENIOR Haden Young director has admitted that the firm used a blacklisting company to vet potential employees for troublemakers, an employment tribunal has heard.

Haden Young commercial director Peter Barnes told the tribunal of the practice in an exchange with chairman Alan McCarry, who is presiding over the unfair dismissal hearing in Birmingham of the firm's former labour manager Alan Wainwright.

Mr Wainwright's closing submission to the tribunal said: 'Mr Barnes confirmed that the respondent vetted agency workers through an organisation which held intelligence on certain operatives who caused concerns to employers or who caused trouble.'

A Haden Young spokeswoman said: 'Haden Young does not operate a blacklisting system and does not hold lists of individuals. Our recruitment practices were described in detail during the tribunal and our processes for reference checking were explained.'