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.
Source: Guardian Transport