One of three former Tesco directors named in the deferred prosecution agreement with the retail giant published last week has resumed an action for unfair dismissal.

In a statement to the Gazette national firm Slater and Gordon confirmed it is acting for Chris Bush in an employment tribunal claim. 

Bush, as well as fellow directors John Scouler and Carl Rogberg, were suspended in 2015 after Tesco was accused of overstating profits. The Serious Fraud Office brought criminal charges but all three were acquitted when the Crown court threw out the prosecutions on the ground of insufficient evidence. 

Bush's employment claim was filed in 2015 but was put on hold pending the criminal proceedings.

All three former directors were named in a 2017 deferred prosecution agreement which published last week following the collapse of criminal proceedings. The agreement reveals that, in addition to a £129m fine, Tesco agreed to pay £3m towards the cost of the investigation.