AN award-winning TV producer fired partly for making allegedly derogatory comments about her boss in a private email has won her claim of unfair sacking.
As reported yesterday on Spike, former head of features and entertainment at stv, Agnes Wilkie, was taking her employers to an industrial tribunal, following suspension in November before last and subsequent sacking two months later.
Though the industrial tribunal attributed some of the blame to her – for the allegedly derogatory content about Bobby Hain, in her emails – in the end she was vindicated.
The tribunal said she was “75 per cent to blame”, given her seniority within the company.
Tribunal chair, Hugh Murphy, is reported to have said that re-instatement was out of the question.
It’s not yet known how much Wilkie will receive in compensation.