Tags: EU | Britain | Phone | Hacking

News of the World Reporter Claims Unfair Dismissal

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 11:10 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LONDON — A British employment tribunal filing shows that News of the World's chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck is claiming unfair dismissal from his former publisher, Rupert Murdoch's News International.

News International said Wednesday it "will vigorously contest the case," filed on Sept. 13. Thurlbeck is expected to claim he was sacked for whistleblowing in the phone-hacking scandal that brought down his tabloid.

A preliminary hearing will take place at the East London Tribunal Service center on Friday.

Murdoch's News International had long maintained that the eavesdropping was limited to a single rogue reporter, Clive Goodman, and the private investigator he was working with to break into voice mails of members of the royal household.

But an email uncovered during legal proceedings seemed to cast doubt on that claim. It contained a transcript of an illegally obtained conversation, drawn up by a junior reporter and marked "for Neville" — an apparent reference to Thurlbeck.

Thurlbeck, 50, was arrested in April on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages and released on bail.

On Tuesday, his bail was extended through the end of the year.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ben Carson: ACA Ruling Slaps Obama for Changing 'Law at Will'

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 14:45 PM

The U.S. appeals court ruling issued on Tuesday striking down the government's ability to offer Obamacare subsidies thro . . .

Air Canada Cancels Tuesday Flight to Israel on Safety Concerns

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 14:40 PM

Air Canada has canceled its scheduled flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, scheduled for later on Tuesday, the Canadian flagship  . . .

Pat Buchanan Reveals the GOP 'Comeback' in Nixon

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:46 PM

I just finished reading Pat Buchanan's new book about Richard Nixon and his surprise 1968 “comeback” win for president. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved