Apparently, a Northern Ireland woman has won an unfair dismissal case after being sacked by voicemail. Marilyn Giboney said she found out she had been dismissed after picking up a message on her mobile phone while in hospital. The charity Victim Support Northern Ireland was ordered to pay the branch manager almost £17,000 after a tribunal ruled that her sacking was unfair.


Comment: I suppose it’s one way to drum up custom for a charity which exists to support victims: create some yourself. Presumably, Ms Giboney has subsequently sought support from the charity that sacked her in this way because she is, now, a victim – albeit one of the charity’s own making.