Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Burning Issue at the Bakery

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Burning Issue at the Bakery

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Byline: By Kevin Donald

The millionaire boss of a bakery is being taken to an employment tribunal by his wife.

Dawn Milligan is claiming sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal against her husband Lloyd's firm.

Mr Milligan owns Milligan's Bakeries, which has a chain of 33 shops throughout the North-East.

Mrs Milligan, 53, of Ponteland, has been separated from her husband and company chairman since 1999 and is in the process of divorcing him.

She has lodged a claim with a Newcastle Employment Tribunal that she was unfairly made redundant last year.

It is understood Mrs Milligan had been an employee of the firm for several years.

When contacted and asked about proceedings she said: "I can't say anything, I have no comment."

Milligan's was also contacted but declined to comment.

Lloyd Milligan is the son of the founder of the bakery chain, bread baker Norman Milligan and his wife Joan, a confectioner and pastry cook, who opened a shop in 1946. …

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