Report of proceedings on Thursday 29th August 2019 of events at East London Employment Tribunal in the case of Mark Edmunds, a forensic investigator, who is bringing a claim for unfair dismissal against Tower Hamlets Council.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) Council can only be relied on to do one thing well – make a bad situation much worse for themselves. Which is just what they managed to do this morning. As a result they are now in a legal contest with the national, local and community press.
In respect of the case of Mark Edmunds (Claimant) v The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Respondent) all members of the media are subject to a temporary Reporting Restrictions Order (RRO) until 11am tomorrow Wednesday 29th August 2019.
Many of the social media comments about the allegations made by Mark Edmunds at the East London Employment Tribunal can be summed up in one word. Denial. Oh ok two words – complete denial.
The witness statement made by Mark Edmunds has 201 paragraphs. In most paragraphs there are at least one and often several allegations of irregular conduct by senior Council officers and Labour councillors. Here are some verbatim extracts from this statement
Extraordinary allegations of a cover-up of still unknown proportions by Mayor John Biggs’ Labour administration at Tower Hamlets Council have emerged at the East London Employment Tribunal hearing today. Mayor Biggs was elected Mayor of the borough after the dismissal of Lutfur Rahman for corruption on the promise that he would clean-up the borough and […]