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R. G. bargy at Xmas ball as foreman goes topless

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SWEARING into the face of his managing director after topless drunken antics at the company's Christmas ball meant R. G. Falla bosses were compelled to sack John Haining, an employment tribunal was told.

SWEARING into the face of his managing director after topless drunken antics at the company's Christmas ball meant R. G. Falla bosses were compelled to sack John Haining, an employment tribunal was told.

But in a surprise twist in the foreman's unfair dismissal hearing, the building firm, which had initially fought the claim, agreed to a settlement after director Paul Mason, pictured, dramatically revealed that the signature at the bottom of his witness statement was not his.

It forced an immediate adjournment by the tribunal panel, which had earlier queried a number of statements in the defendant's bundle because they were unsigned and appeared to be written in a similar style.

Solicitor Lindsay Edwards-Thatcher, representing R. G. Falla, would not comment on why the firm had decided to offer a settlement, saying it was a confidential agreement.

Managing director Peter Gregory said that although his foreman had been a valued member of the company, he had the potential to act the fool when drunk.

Mr Gregory first asked Mr Haining to calm down after he 'began acting the fool'. When Mr Gregory attempted to calm him down outside, but he claimed his employee became aggressive.

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