COUNCILLORS and officers will consider the lessons learnt from recent Cheshire East Council employment tribunals in the new year.

Cllr Barry Moran, chairman of CEC’s staffing committee, told members at Thursday’s meeting that a report would be brought to the committee’s next meeting on Thursday, January 24.

“I’ve asked [head of strategic HR] Sara Barker to bring a lessons learnt report relating to employment tribunals in the last 12 months,” he said.

The item is likely to be raised in part two on the agenda – meaning press and the public would be excluded from the meeting while it is discussed.

CEC was taken to a high-profile employment tribunal this year by former HR officer Sue Wallace, who claimed she had been unfairly dismissed in 2016 after attempting to raise concerns about the minimum wage through the whistleblowing procedure.

Her claim was dismissed by judges following a 10-day hearing at the Manchester Employment Tribunal in June.