TA soldier sacked while in Afghanistan wins job back

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  1. TA soldier sacked while in Afghanistan wins job back
    A Territorial Army infantryman made redundant as he completed a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan has won his job back using special laws to protect reservists.

    By Paul Stokes
    Published: 6:56PM GMT 05 Jan 2010

    Simon Sunderland claimed his dismissal was a breach of the 1985 Reserve Forces Act designed to protect part-time soldiers Photo: North News & Pictures
    Simon Sunderland, 37, was laid off as a production operative with diesel engine manufacturer Cummins, days after serving on the front line. He was one of 440 workers laid off at the US-owned company's plant in Darlington, Durham, as a result of the economic downturn.