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Complainant Name:
Mr Graham Holland

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Graham Holland complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which was, in his view, inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The article reported that ‘a former housekeeper from Asia [had] won £43,000 compensation' following a ‘three-day hearing in Sheffield'.

The complainant, who was said to have bullied a colleague, said it was not the case that he was liable for the full amount of £43,000; rather, the compensation he had to pay was effectively £2,450.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online headline, as well as a letter from the newspaper, in which it apologised to the complainant for its error.

Date Published: 19/07/2013

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