13 July 2011
Disability discrimination compensation awarded
Compensation has been awarded to a man who lost his job on the grounds of disability discrimination.
According to the London Evening Standard, Jonathan Steer has been granted damages from the BBC in a tribunal heard in the capital city after it was ruled that the organisation did not take into account his suffering of bipolar disorder when ending his employment.
Mr Steer initially claimed for damages for unfair dismissal from the broadcasting body, but this was rejected as it was decided the BBC had reason to relieve him of his duties as a picture editor for subjecting an unnamed colleague to sexual orientation discrimination.
However, a further case has now ruled that the organisation should have made "reasonable adjustments" to its redundancy process for him under the Disability Discrimination Act, the news source explained.
Recently, whistleblower Alun Curtis took HM Revenue & Customs to a tribunal as he claimed workers there had illegally procured money, the Oxford Mail reported.
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Posted by Richard Saunders