A ‘laddish’ project manager who lost his job after his boss became fed up with antics that included performing stunts in a client’s car has won more than £2,000 in an unfair dismissal case.
Daniel Canneaux, 31, was caught driving the vehicle over makeshift jumps and through a wall of tyres, an employment tribunal heard.
The hearing was told Mr Canneaux had also put a model of a penis on a female colleague’s desk, as well as drawing one on her car.
Elliott Toms, managing director of firm Land Science, grew increasingly frustrated with the ‘surly’ project manager, the panel was told.
After the company was told to make cuts, with Mr Toms finding Mr Canneaux had not finished his work having been furloughed, he made him redundant after more than four years at the firm.
But Mr Canneaux successfully sued the company after a panel found he was treated ‘very poorly’, with Mr Toms’ frustration only partly resting on the issue with work completion while furloughed.
Now, Mr Canneaux has won £2,650…