"Charlotte Monro has worked as an occupational therapist in the NHS for 34 years, employed by Whipps Cross NHS Trust – now Barts NHS Trust – since 1987. She was an active trade unionist for many years, representing workers at Whipps Cross Hospital as staff side chair and UNISON branch chair.
"She was dismissed by the Trust on 4 November 2013 following a lengthy investigation.
"UNISON is supporting Charlotte in taking Barts NHS Trust to an Employment Tribunal claiming that she was unfairly dismissed by the trust.
"No employer should be allowed to act in this way. No NHS Trust can afford to lose such experienced and committed staff.
"We call on the Trust to reconsider its decision to dismiss such a long serving and valued health service worker, and to recognise the impact this has on the wider workforce morale and the reputation of the trust."