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Tribunal Win for business manager demoted to doing 'officey things'

Experts warn against altering contractual job duties 'without prior consultation and agreement'

A school business manager has successfully won her claim for unfair dismissal after she was demoted to a role carrying out “officey things”.

Zena Dickenson, who managed 15 staff at Easington Lane Primary School in County Durham and controlled a budget of £1.2m, became concerned that the school’s projected income would not be reached because of a funding shortfall, the employment tribunal at North Shields County Court heard.

Chris Cook, head of Employment Law at SA Law in St Albans and London explains his views on the recent case cited above. He explains what this tribunal case means for HR Professionals, particularly when it comes to demoting people or changing their roles.

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