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Council failed to heed doctor's warnings on bullying

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    Hetherington v Darlington Borough Council and the Governors of Bishopton Redmarshall Church of England School [2000] ET/2500871/99 (0 other reports)

In Hetherington v Darlington Borough Council and the Governors of Bishopton Redmarshall Church of England School, the employment tribunal awards £15,143 to a teacher who was unfairly dismissed while on sick leave to recover from stress, allegedly caused by his head teacher's bullying. The tribunal stresses that the crucial factor was the authority's failure to respond to the advice of its own medical expert.

Geoff Hetherington had been employed from 1972 at the Bishopton Redmarshall School in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, rising to become deputy head teacher.