By all accounts, his lordship will use any excuse possible to justify his alledged illegal actions!!!
I would envisage from the information presented in this case, that a tribunal for 'unfair dismissal' and a further claim for damages (loss of earnings, stress, etc) would clearly win.
This man really needs to learn, that his 'I'm above, and better than everyone else ("taproom class")' is typically the delusions of a mad man. History is full of them - and nobody likes them, or wants them - and of course the human species is much better off without them!!!
It always amazes me that some people, just because they have inherited wealth from 'others' hard work, genuinely believe that they themselves are the better/successful person.
Of course everyone knows the sad reality is very different!!!
I've read that when his lordship is on the loosing end of a case, he pays them off for their silence. If this is the case - then it's disappointing, as others are not aware of what can be achieved, and demonstrated by a precedence.
It took a while, but eventually the banks, MP's (expenses) etc., were brought to task - and HS should be pulled through the same route - then all those who were unfairly dealt with in the past, can then make their respective claims - whilst the media have a field day in exposing the deep truth at long last.
Hopefully - just a matter of time?!!