Brian Yeardley wins tacho fraud case
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FEATHERSTONE-based Brian Yeardley Continental has successfully defended itself in a whistleblowing case brought by a disgruntled ex-employee claiming that it encouraged tachograph fraud.
The operator proved that the allegations made by driver Peter Borov were false. Borov claimed the firm asked him to work illegally by not inserting his tacho card when he tipped his trailer while doing Italian groupage work.
But the case was dismissed at a Leeds industrial tribunal after the haulier produced driver management reports, digicard downloads and working time reports that proved no such events had taken place.
The firm also provided evidence showing that Borov was dismissed within three months of being employed for failing to follow instructions and breaking procedures.
MD Kevin Hopper says: “It was never about the money. It was always about clearing the good name of Brian Yeardley Continental, by proving through our systems that we police EU driving and working time regulations and work to the letter of the law.”