Stressed teacher wins pound;100,000 payout

16th March 2001 at 00:00
A MATHS teacher forced to retire early because of stress has been awarded pound;100,000 compensation. Alan Barber, aged 56, left East Bridgewater School in 1997 on medical advice following a seriesof depressive illnesses. With the backing of the National Union of Teachers, he took Somerset County Council to court and won one of the highest stress payouts awarded to a teacher.

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