Lawyer describes lawsuit a ‘nightmare’ for Top Gear producer
26th March 2015
A lawyer involved in the Top Gear ‘fracas’ case has described the process as a nightmare for the involved producer Oisin Tymon.
Slater & Gordon’s Paul Daniels, who has a high-profile legal job specialising in employment law, released the statement on behalf of his client, which came after the announcement yesterday that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract had not been renewed. According to The Lawyer, Daniels said: “Through absolutely no fault of his own [Tymon] found himself at the centre of a massive news story, but despite that he has conducted himself with dignity, restraint and balance.”
Daniels also reminded the public of the UK law, which protects all staff from bullying, discrimination and violence at work, and the requirement of employers to ensure that people are safeguarded from this behaviour.
Tymon will be returning to his role as Top Gear producer, who is said to be grateful for the BBC’s handling of the matter. The organisation launched a disciplinary investigation following the incident, which saw Clarkson represented by Olswang senior partner, Mark Devereux.
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