27 October 2009
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.