26 September 2007
Sacked headteacher claims unfair dismissal
A headteacher who was sacked for gross misconduct is set to take her former employers to an employment tribunal, the Milton Keynes Citizen reports.
Despina Pavlou was dismissed from Lord Grey School last year for bullying and harassing staff.
However, at pre-trial review she has won the right to claim that she was unfairly dismissed on the grounds of disability.
The review, which occurred earlier this year, heard that Ms Pavlou was found by a consultant psychiatrist and psychologist to be suffering from a mental impairment four months after she was suspended from her post.
Dr Elham Aldouri said that the former head had a "moderate depressive episode" which affected her "memory and ability to concentrate on tasks".
The tribunal will take place in Bedford later this year.
In related news, an education worker living in London is due to bring a claim against the London Borough of Camden Council for unfair dismissal, alleging he was the victim of race discrimination.