Guardian loses whistleblower complaint over high-profile fire

By Alex Baldwin (August 19, 2022, 6:52 p.m. BST) — The Glasgow School of Art did not breach employment law when it fired a former tutor over social media posts and press statements and in Parliament over fires that destroyed a historic school building, a Scottish court has ruled.

Guardian Gordon Gibb should have raised concerns about the building’s safety standards and the school’s internal management before making any public statements, the Scottish Employment Tribunal said in a judgment published on Tuesday.

Labor judge Mark Whitcombe ruled that the dismissal from the school was related to Gibb’s misconduct, rather than his leaking the information.

“He made a series…

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