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BP Chargemaster sued for unfair dismissal by chargepoint pioneer

Calvey Taylor-Haw

BP Chargemaster is being sued for unfair dismissal and the resultant loss of just over £1 million of share options by electric vehicle chargepoint pioneer Calvey Taylor-Haw.

Taylor-Haw founded electric vehicle charging company Elektromotive in 2003 and introduced the first commercial car charging points in London two years later.

He sold this business to Chargemaster in 2017, where he worked as director of partnerships.

Taylor-Haw’s claim says he was given share options as part of this transaction, but later found these had been taken away when BP acquired Chargemaster for £120m in 2018.

He left BP Chargemaster in October 2018 and initiated his legal challenge against BP Chargemaster.

Jane Mann, a Partner at Fox Williams, a leading employment lawyer said: “We will be arguing for Calvey Taylor-Haw that there is clear evidence that he was unfairly dismissed and wrongfully deprived of his share options. 

“His position was undermined and there was no proper consultation during his redundancy.”

An employment tribunal hearing will take place on August 28/29 in Watford.

BP Chargemaster has declined to comment.

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