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BP Chargemaster employee claims 'unfair dismissal' amid share option dispute

Calvey Taylor-Haw

The founder of vehicle charging company Elektromotive is taking BP Chargemaster to an employment tribunal over an allegation of unfair dismissal and the resultant loss of over £1m in share options.

Calvey Taylor-Haw set up Elektromotive in 2003 and sold the business to rival Chargemaster in 2017 and he alleges that as part of the transaction he was given over £1m in share options.

He was told his role to develop new charging technologies at the Chargemaster would then be made redundant before the business's June 2018 acquisition by BP for £120m.

Taylor-Haw left the business in October 2018 after he had served his notice before initiating the employment tribunal against BP Chargemaster.

An employment tribunal hearing will take place at the Watford Tribunal Centre on August 28 and 29, 2019.

Jane Mann, a partner at Fox Williams, an employment lawyer, said: “We will be arguing for CalveyTaylor-Haw that there is clear evidence that he was unfairly dismissed and wrongfully deprived of his share options."

BP Chargemaster declined to comment.

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