A former employee of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) has withdrawn his claim during Employment Tribunal proceedings in Cardiff yesterday (Tuesday 10th May 2016) after admitting there was no truth in his allegations of harassment and race discrimination.
Mr. Lloyd resigned from the Service in September 2015 due to personal reasons and had not raised any concerns or made allegations against the Service or his station. However, it was following his resignation, that all of the allegations and unfair dismissal were made, which was not expected by SWFRS.
During the course of the Tribunal, Mr. Lloyd decided that he did not wish to proceed with his claim. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service had always refuted the allegations brought by Mr. Lloyd and was represented at the Tribunal by Caspar Glyn QC.
Philip Haynes, Director of HR at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service commented, “As a Service, we are committed to equality and diversity in our employment opportunities and take allegations of discrimination by our staff extremely seriously.
“The admission by Mr. Lloyd that there was no truth in his allegations means that as a Service we are able to clear our name and can continue to be an employer of choice for our communities in South Wales.”
For more information about South Wales Fire and Rescue Service visit www.southwales-fire.gov.uk
Tel: 01443 232000 Fax: 01443 232165
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