Unison Wins Momentous Changes to Law in Unfair Dismissal Cases

Mr Dunnachie, 36, worked for Hull City Council for 17 years as an environmental health officer. In 2001 he resigned from his job after being subjected to a sustained period of harassment and bullying by his line manager, which went unchecked and unrecognised by his Council employers. Married with three children Mr Dunnachie stuck it out until he found a lower status job further away at Doncaster Council. He then resigned and successfully claimed unfair dismissal.

Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, said: