Statement on Sir Philip Rutnam’s claim for unfair (constructive) dismissal
Announcing the commencement of legal action from former Home Office Permanent Secretary Sir Philip Rutnam, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said:
“On 29 February 2020, Sir Philip Rutnam resigned as Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, indicating that he intended to pursue a claim of constructive dismissal. Following his resignation, the FDA instructed Gavin Mansfield QC, Head of Littleton Chambers and employment law specialist, as Counsel to advise Sir Philip, supported by Clive Howard, Senior Principal Lawyer, Employment and Partnership at Slater and Gordon.
“This morning, Sir Philip, with the support of his legal team and the FDA, submitted a claim to the employment tribunal for unfair (constructive) dismissal and whistleblowing against the Home Secretary.
“Sir Philip will not be making any further comment at this time.”