The grandfather of a tragic toddler who died in a road crash has won the right to take his former employer to tribunal for alleged unfair dismissal.
William Tracey, 64, from Dryburgh, is the grandad of two-year-old Harlow Edwards, who was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver just yards from her Coupar Angus home in October 2016.
Mr Tracey told the Tele last month that he was sacked by his employer, Servest, which employs staff at the Tesco call centre on Baird Avenue, just over a year after Harlow died.
Last month he took Servest to a preliminary hearing on two grounds – that the company treated him badly in the months after Harlow’s death, and that the disciplinary procedure it put him through was a “joke”.
Now he has been told he has won the right to go to a full tribunal hearing.
Mr Tracey said: “I am delighted at this decision. It will now allow me to go forward and take the company to a full industrial hearing so I can prove that they dismissed me unfairly.”
Mr Tracey’s solicitor Ryan Russell said: “This is a significant victory for Mr Tracey.
“There is a long way to go but if we did not succeed at this hearing, it would have been the end to his claim.
“We can now move forward and give Mr Tracey our full assistance to achieve the best outcome.”
Servest had not responded to a request for comment at the time of going to press.