Hawes Auction Mart has issued a statement thanking a former auctioneer following his sudden departure from the business.
Well-known valuer and auctioneer Maurice Scott left his job at the mart in June 2020.
The statement was issued last month after Mr Scott began legal action against the mart for constructive dismissal, Richmondshire Today understands.
The two parties agreed a settlement ahead of a scheduled employment tribunal hearing, which then did not take place.
It is understood the statement was one of the demands set by Mr Scott.
The statement, addressed to ‘whom it may concern’ and signed by mart chairman Andrew Pratt, states: “Hawes Farmers’ Auction Mart Limited would like to extend its appreciation for Mr Maurice Scott’s hard work and dedication over the course of his employment as valuer and auctioneer over the last decade.
“At all times, Mr Scott carried out his duties as auctioneer to the highest of standards and is and has been at all times a well respected professional.
“It is with regret that Mr Scott’s employment with the Mart came to an end in an abrupt manner. for which the Mart is sorry.
“The Mart wishes Mr Scott all the best in his future endeavours.”
Mr Scott and the mart declined to comment further.