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Sacked AA boss lodges tribunal claim

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A former AA boss, who was sacked in July for assaulting a colleague, will take his case to an Employment Tribunal, it has been reported.

AA said it was “astonished” at the legal claim brought by ex-chairman Bob Mackenzie.

Mr Mackenzie’s lawyers will say he was under extreme pressure and should be entitled to damages.

Mr Mackenzie was dismissed for gross misconduct after committing a “sustained and violent assault” on the firm’s insurance boss Mike Lloyd at a five-star hotel last year. The attack was caught on a security camera.

According to the Telegraph, the former chairman’s claim will allege that his sacking was mishandled and contravened company procedures.

If successful, Mr Mackenzie could be paid millions of pounds in compensation in lost pay and bonuses.

A spokesperson for the AA said: “We are astonished that Mr Mackenzie is taking this to an employment tribunal.

“We stand by our decision to dismiss him for gross misconduct following his sustained and violent assault on another employee of the AA.”