23 April 2008
Journalist wins claim of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal
A journalist has been successful in her employment tribunal claim over alleged sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Yvonne Ridley claimed that digital station The Islam Channel - which is a free-to-air satellite channel with an Islamic focus - had dismissed her after relations between her and the organisation's chief executive Mohammed Ali broke down, the Guardian reports.
Ms Ridley left the channel in April last year complaining of sexual discrimination and harassment.
The tribunal ruling stated that the way she had been treated had been "riddled with unfairness", adding that she was subjected to "a wholesale approach of seeking to blame her at various points".
An award for compensation will be decided at a later hearing, which has been scheduled to take place on May 22nd.
According to her legal representative, Ms Ridley is currently travelling in the Sudan and was unavailable for comment.