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Unfair dismissal an indictment of Northampton University's toxic culture

3 May 2022

UCU said Northampton University needs to address a toxic work culture that led to a staff member being bullied out of their job.

The union was responding to an employment tribunal finding that Northampton University had unfairly dismissed employee Chris Hill, as reported in The Telegraph.

Northampton University UCU branch chair Nick Cartwright said: 'Unfortunately, it is not at all surprising the tribunal ruled that Northampton University unfairly dismissed Ms Hill. UCU has raised issues including the culture of bullying, excessive workloads, and a grievance procedure that isn't fit for purpose many times with management.

'The university now needs to stop trying to brush these issues under the carpet and address the toxic work culture that led to Ms Hill being bullied out of her job.'

Last updated: 5 May 2022