Clive Preece, former head of children in need and safeguarding at Haringey, is appealing the councils’ decision to sack him over the Baby P case.
The news comes after it emerged that three other Haringey employees – Maria Ward, Baby Peter’s social worker, Cecilia Hitchen, deputy director of children’s services and team manager Gillie Christou – were also appealing their dismissals.
The sacked director of children’s services Sharon Shoesmith has also lodged a claim for unfair dismissal against the council and a separate judicial review challenge against the role of Ofsted, the council and children’s secretary Ed Balls, whom she is accusing of “unlawful” decision-making. Her case is expected to be heard early next year.
In December 2008 Christou and Ward were suspended from working by the General Social Care Council.