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A Swedish official at the Royal bank of Scotland sued the bank for wrongful termination - but that may turn to hurt him
Thursday, 26 July 2012
A 37-year-old Swedes, formerly employed by the Royal bank of Scotland
was terminated from his duties in Stockholm, Sweden but he felt that it
was a wrongful termination. Therefore, he sued the bank for wrongful
termination. However, it looks like things are not as clear as they
seem to be.
The Swedish daily, Dagens Industri, says that the 37-year-old bank
manager who was purported to be working for the Royal Bank of Scotland
sued his employer for wrongly firing him. He may have bitten more than
he can chew as the bank has hit back strongly.
The paper reports that after he has been working in Stockholm for only
twelve days in the workplace in the Strand in Stockholm he was told he
should gather his things and leave his position and the office. That he
should go home and that is it - he has been fired. That - this
was his last day (the twelfth) day at work and that he would
immediately leave the office.
Before that the 37-year-old, who is said to have had a long experience
in the British financial industry, worked at Royal Bank of Scotland in
London with responsibility for the Nordic market particularly in the
According to the 37-year-old, in the spring he got news that he would
be transferred permanently to the Stockholm office with the same duties
as before, because his customers were there. Instead, he was
fired after just twelve days at the Stockholm office.
The bank, which has now submitted its response to the district court in
relation to the accusation, has a completely different version of what
happened. The bank says the 37 years old during the whole period was
still employed at the London office.
In addition, the Bank believes that the 37-year-old deliberately fled
to the Stockholm office for fear of being laid off in London, where
there is increased restructuring and there would be cut back on staff.
No formal approval was given for him to move from London to Stockholm,
according to the bank. The 37-year-old was not really fired, emphasizes
the bank. In the lawsuit the bank described that he was dismissed
due to redundancy in the personnel reductions which the Royal Bank of
Scotland had decided earlier in London.
by Scancomark.se Team
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