A rush of blood to the head
It’s not often I’m in awe of the legal system, (in fact the last occasion involved vodka, a cow and an inflatable banana – but we won’t go there). On this occasion, however, I happily doff my cap in their general direction.
The worker at the centre of this, Susan Moffat, took her boss, Jason Robinson, to an Employment Tribunal seeking £1,750 for unpaid wages and bonuses after being dismissed from his company.
Robinson bowls up to the Employment Tribunal, presenting documents in his favour, including a Contract of Employment and a letter of warning.
But there is a glitch in his plan. The documents aren’t true. They’re fraudulent. He simply made them up.
Ms. Moffat rightly states they are fake and Robinson – perhaps sensing his number is up – then fails to turn up to any future hearings. The tribunal find in her favour.
They awarded her £29,500. Nearly 17 times more than she was seeking.
And last week Robinson was jailed for four months for perverting the course of justice.
Now that’s what I call genius.