21 September 2007
Education worker claims unfair dismissal
An education worker living in London is set to bring a claim against the London Borough of Camden Council for unfair dismissal.
Salik Miah, who is being represented by Arpita Dutt of Russell Jones & Walker, says he was the victim of race discrimination and victimisation, Work Place Law reports.
Mr Miah had been employed as an education worker, a role that involved ensuring that young people known to a youth offending team were either in full-time education, training or employment.
In 2005, his employers sent him an IQ assessment on the basis that it concerned development training. They then produced a critical report of his capabilities.
Mr Miah claims that he was at a disadvantage in terms of the assessment because English is not his first language.
Additionally, he alleges that the council did not offer him any support.
Perfume giant Estee Lauder recently reached an out-of-court settlement with former employee Susy White after she took them to an employment tribunal.