11 September 2007
Charity director gets £47K for unfair dismissal
A charity boss, who was sacked last year from her position as director of the London Irish Centre (LIC), has won almost £47,000 in compensation, Work Place Law reports.
Ms Murnane worked for the charity for almost two years until her dismissal in May 2006 and was its first female director.
The 48-year-old took her case to an employment tribunal which found the she had been unfairly discriminated against by the LIC and her former colleague John Twomey on the grounds of sex.
The tribunal also held that Mr Twomey's communications with the former director were "unacceptable, vitriolic and almost abusive".
Ms Murnane’s solicitor Rachel Lester, from law firm Russell Jones & Walker, commented: "The Tribunal's decision is a damning indictment of unfair and sexually discriminatory practices within this well-known charity and the devastating impact these have had on my client's career and livelihood."
The LIC was founded over 50 years ago and is based in the Camden.