The Daily Telegraph reports that Andrew Kearns, 38, was employed by Glencore UK from January 2009 until October 2010, when he was summarily dismissed for serious misconduct after missing a series of meetings on the business trip.
Contesting the action at London's High Court, Glencore said he failed to attend critical meetings in the morning, at lunchtime and in the afternoon of October 11 and it was the latest in a series of alcohol-related incidents.
The married father of three was not in court to hear Judge Richard Seymour QC make a costs order against him on the higher indemnity basis, with an interim payment due of £150,000.
He said: 'This claim was ludicrous - it should never have been advanced'.
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