19 September 2008
Senior marketing consultant claims disability discrimination
A senior marketing consultant has accused his former employer of disability discrimination, harassment, and constructive dismissal.
Steven Savage was employed by Lafferty - a firm which supplies market intelligence to the financial services industry and has roots dating back 25 years.
The 36-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer shortly after being offered a position as commercial director on a salary of £65,000, Worthing Today reports.
Following emergency surgery, Mr Savage returned to work as soon as he was able to walk because it was said to be a crucial time for the business.
However, he claims that upon going back to the firm he was mistreated.
He commented: "When I went back things were completely different. I was marginalised, I was ostracised, I was ignored, I was undermined, I was bullied. They clearly wanted me out of the business."
The company denies the charges and a hearing is due to begin at the Central London Employment Tribunal.