The ‘IT fall guy’: beware of making your manager a scapegoat

By Sian Hoare

The recent employment tribunal case of Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.

We look at the case and consider the lessons to be learnt.

Mr Linwood was employed as the chief technology officer at the BBC. He was responsible for overseeing the delivery of the digital media initiative (DMI) project. This aimed to create an integrated digital production and archiving system in preparation for the on-demand digital world…

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