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Teacher's tribunal claim dismissed

A teacher in West Yorkshire has lost her employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal.

 

According to the BBC, the 41-year-old was dismissed after writing a  “racy” novel featuring pupils and fellow teachers from her school and publishing it on a self-publishing website.

 

The BBC reports that she had written the book as a way of engaging with some of her more difficult pupils.  A school governor, however, claimed that the book had brought the school into disrepute. 

 

The unfair dismissal claim was dismissed by the employment tribunal.

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