Sacked BBC technology chief was unfairly dismissed

Sacked BBC technology chief was unfairly dismissed by George Bevir

Former BBC chief technology officer John Linwood has succeeded in his claim that he was unfairly dismissed by the broadcaster.

Linwood, who was sacked in January following the closure of the May 2013 BBC’s Digital Media Initiative (DMI), said he was “stitched up” and made a scapegoat for the failed £100m project and took legal action against the BBC in May.

The judgment said there was a culture at the BBC that “gave rise to avoidance strategies…and the steering of the spotlight of blame in other directions, on the part of those who felt themselves to be in danger of association with a sinking ship.”

Source:  Broadcasting

See Also: BBC’s IT boss sacked over bungled project that cost taxpayers £100MILLION wins unfair dismissal case (Daily Mail)

See Also: Sacked BBC officer was unfairly dismissed in culture of ‘sacrificial accountability’, tribunal finds (Telegraph)

See Also: Sacked BBC technology chief wins unfair dismissal case (Guardian Unlimited

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