Haringey Council has launched a counter-offensive against a senior social worker who won an employment tribunal against it by default last week.
Nevres Kemal, who still works for the council successfully sued Haringey for racial discrimination and being disadvantaged as a result of whistle-blowing, because it failed to respond to her claims.
Kemal had claimed that seven children had been put at risk by being left with an alleged abuser, that the council did not act on her concerns when she raised the alarm, and that she was then treated unfavourably.
However, the council has now said it is “seeking legal advice in relation to her disclosure of personal information about children in the care of Haringey Council”.
It added there was an outstanding disciplinary investigation against her which it expected to conclude this week.
Haringey is appealing against the tribunal’s decision, claiming it was not served the papers in time. It described Kemal’s allegations as “spurious and incorrect”.