Contaminated banknotes caused bus driver to test positive for cocaine

Contaminated banknotes caused bus driver to test positive for cocaine

Alan Bailes, who was fired by FirstGroup in Bristol after the false result, wins substantial compensation from employment tribunal

A bus driver wrongly accused of using cocaine has won a substantial payout after arguing that the traces of the drug must have come from passengers’ money.

Alan Bailes lost his job of 22 years when he was asked to take a saliva test that came back positive for the class A drug. Bailes, 55, insisted that he had never taken any illegal drugs but was sacked for gross misconduct by First West of England, part of FirstGroup.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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