Daily Record: Council whistleblower waits 3 years for tribunal

news_DR_23.02.2014 Announcement Date: 23rd February 2014

A WHISTLEBLOWER who was sacked after he exposed a huge public property repairs scandal has been unable to fight his case for more than three years.

The 50-year-old man was suspended by bosses at Edinburgh City Council in October 2010 for leaking information when he reported fears over mismanagement and corruption.

He was eventually fired in July 2012 – but despite his actions leading to 11 sackings and criminal charges against 15 people, the anonymous employee claims the council have blocked all his attempts to raise an employment tribunal.

The whistleblower helped a contractor build a dossier of evidence, which led to a multi-million-pound investigation in the council’s property conservation and property care departments.

He said: “The council have asked the tribunal not to review my case until the court cases are finished, but there is no valid reason as to why this should impact me.

“I want my case to be concluded because I want the taxpayers of Edinburgh to know what their council are doing.”

A council spokesman said: “We do not comment on  individual cases.”

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