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M&S "whistleblower" loses case

The former Marks & Spencer employee who was sacked for leaking the retailer’s plans to cut redundancy payouts has lost an employment tribunal case alleging his human rights were breached.

Tony Goode, who had worked for the retailer for almost 25 years, was dismissed last September after an email containing M&S’ plans to cut redundancy payments was leaked to the press.

Good, backed by the GMB trade union, argued that his dismissal was unfair and breached the Human Rights Act.

At the time of the sacking M&S insisted that it had conducted “a very diligent and thorough process” before dismissing Goode.

Goode lost his case at the employment tribunal yesterday and the decision was communicated to M&S today.

A spokeswoman said: “We are pleased with the outcome. We were very confident with our case throughout the process. We obviously take these matters extremely serioulsy but we are now glad to draw a line under this.”

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