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Worker wins claim of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal

Worker wins claim of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal

A former employee of a school has won her employment tribunal claim of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal against her ex-bosses.

Karen Elliott worked for St Christopher School in Letchworth and claimed she had been sexually harassed by the catering manager David White on a number of occasions, the Comet reports.

The tribunal was told that the school had issued a writ to Mr White with a final written warning but, following a further claim made by Ms Elliot alleging he was intimidating her, no further action was taken.

She subsequently resigned, claiming constructive dismissal.

The former employee has now been awarded over £21,000 in compensation as a result of the events.

Last month, north-east newspaper the Evening Gazette warned workers that claims to employment tribunals have to be made within set time limits or they will not generally be considered.