31 January 2008
Former executive and manager bring tribunal claims
A charity is facing employment tribunal claims from two former senior employees, Third Sector reports.
YWCA, a charity that works with disadvantaged women in England and Wales, is accused by ex-London and south-east regional manager Jane Whittle of unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination. She was made redundant by the organisation in 2007.
Meanwhile, former chief executive Deborah Annetts resigned from the charity last year after three months in her role amid claims of a disagreement with the board over the direction YWCA should take.
The Employment Tribunals Service, which hears claims about matters to do with employment, this week confirmed it had received claims from the women.
A spokeswoman for the charity stated: "YWCA is aware of the claims and will respond in due course. YWCA is committed to enhancing internal procedures and practices and takes action to ensure staff are treated fairly."