Franchise Notes: Former Caterham F1 Workers Begin Legal Action Over Dismissals
A group of ex-Caterham F1 employees have "issued employment tribunal proceedings against the team claiming unfair dismissal, their lawyer says." The 38 staff "were dismissed in July by new owners after a Swiss-Middle Eastern consortium bought the team from founder Tony Fernandes." Solicitor Christopher Felton, representing the workers, said that High Court proceedings "were also imminent." A Caterham spokesperson said that talks "were continuing over the issue" (BBC, 8/29). ... Australian Football League side Port Adelaide is in a "race against time to secure a batch of its traditional prison-bar jumpers after winning an extraordinary compromise" from the AFL for the elimination final against Richmond. Port is "rushing an order for the prison bar jumper, but admitted the odds were stacked 30-70 against the club securing a suitable batch of guernseys in time" (THE ADVERTISER, 9/1).