01 July 2008
Ex-councillor claims wrongful dismissal and disability discrimination
A former councillor has accused her ex-employers of wrongful dismissal and disability discrimination.
Reports in the Derby Evening Telegraph suggest that Wendy Harbon intends to take Derby city council to an employment tribunal.
She was sacked by the organisation earlier this month after she failed to attend any council-related meetings in six months.
In an email sent to the publication, however, Ms Harbon said she does not accept the decision.
She was involved in a car crash in December 2006 which, she claims, left her in pain and unable to use her right arm.
According to the ex-councillor, her employers failed to make adequate provision to accommodate her disability.
In other employment news, nine major pieces of legislation and around 100 other laws are set to be replaced by a single equality bill - a measure that Harriet Harman, the Commons leader and minister for women, said would help workers to understand their rights.