Appeal go-ahead on John Watkinson sacking

John Watkinson
Image caption A tribunal ruled that Mr Watkinson was sacked for being a whistle blower

The Royal Cornwall Hospital has been allowed to appeal against a judgement on the unfair dismissal of its former chief executive.

John Watkinson was unfairly dismissed as a "whistle blower" by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, an employment tribunal ruled in May.

The tribunal awarded him £1.2m in compensation but an appeal tribunal has allowed the trust to contest the case.

The appeal is expected to be heard in 2011.

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