Cummins to sue Bradford for wrongful dismissal

Lawyers working on behalf of former Bradford coach Francis Cummins have confirmed that he is taking legal action against the club.

Cummins was sacked by the Bulls on June 16, and is now suing the club for wrongful dismissal.

“Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, who are representing Cummins, told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

“Bradford have not been able to accommodate a settlement, despite attempts to do so.

“For this reason, and with a heavy heart, Francis has now issued proceedings in the Leeds High Court claiming damages for wrongful dismissal.”

Cummins joined the Bulls as assistant coach to Mick Potter in October 2010.

Following the club’s entry into administration in June 2012, he worked for three months without pay after being made redundant.

He was later appointed as head coach when Potter returned to Australia at the end of the 2012 campaign.

The case looks set to be heard early in 2015.

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