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Worker claiming unfair dismissal

Worker claiming unfair dismissal

A woman who was sacked from her role as a school librarian is claiming unfair dismissal.

Jacqueline Crockford lost her job at West Bridgford School, which is located on Loughborough Road, in September 2007 after a period of sickness leave, This is Nottingham reports.

She was diagnosed with mixed nervous anxiety and, during a previous employment tribunal, it was ruled that the school failed to recognise her condition under the Disability Discrimination Act.

In a new development, a judge has said that the governing body should not have disputed the 55-year-old's disability.

During the hearing, it was stated: "The [school] behaved unreasonably in seeking to challenge the report of the jointly instructed medical expert."

However, the employer is continuing to fight the case, with a further trial due to take place in April next year.

Commenting on the issue, a parent of one of the pupils at the school said it should have been more supportive of the worker.