28 June 2011
Tribunal to rule on alleged discrimination
An employment tribunal is set to take place after an instance of whistleblowing resulted in a woman claiming she was a victim of unfair dismissal.
Tania Gomez believes she was wrongly relieved of her duties at Waltham Forest Council due to discrimination on the grounds that she was disabled, according to the Waltham Forest Guardian.
Despite the fact that Ms Gomez has reportedly now decided to drop a claim that both race and sexual discrimination also played a role in her dismissal, a tribunal will still go ahead to determine the reasons behind the ex-officer's sacking.
The news source noted that she was involved in the allocation of a fund intended to enhance deprived areas of housing in the area and decided to whistleblow on the belief that the authority was mis-managing this money.
This comes after it emerged that Haringey Council is to appeal the decision that former head of children's services Sharon Shoesmith was unfairly dismissed in 2007.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett