A van driver lost his job after urinating in publicA driver who claimed to be the victim of an unfair dismissal at an employment tribunal has lost his case, it has been reported.

The BBC notes that delivery driver Colin Woods, who worked for Liverpool-based Home Delivery Network, lost his job after residents in an area of Fife where he was delivering complained they had seen him urinating against the side of his van.

When the van was later searched, his employers claimed to have discovered a bottle which appeared to contain urine, although Mr Woods stated that it was Irn-Bru.

Although the claimant told the court that he had unfairly lost his job, the employment tribunal that he had committed a "serious misconduct" and that firing him was a "reasonable response".

In a written judgement, the tribunal panel stated: "Any reasonable individual must know that he should not urinate in a public place in broad daylight in a built-up area."

Meanwhile, the Nottingham Evening Post recently reported that West Bridgford School will have to pay its former librarian Jacqueline Crockford thousands of pounds after an employment tribunal concluded the education establishment failed to recognise her mixed nervous anxiety under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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