Yvonne Murray-Mooney in unfair dismissal claim

Yvonne Murray had a number of successes in her running career. Picture: TSPL
Yvonne Murray had a number of successes in her running career. Picture: TSPL
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MUSSELBURGH-BORN running star Yvonne Murray-Mooney is claiming unfair dismissal after she lost her job as athletics development officer with North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Her appointment in 2008 was hailed as a major coup, but in 2012 she ended up in hospital with work-related stress and anxiety and her employment was terminated after a prolonged period of illness which she claims was down to her working conditions. Now the Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist is taking the council-owned leisure firm to an employment tribunal.

At the time of the illness, her mother, Mary Furnell, claimed she was sometimes working 86 hours a week.

The council declined to comment on the case.