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Nude model awarded sex discrimination damages

Nude model awarded sex discrimination damages

Compensation has been awarded to a disabled male model after an employment tribunal ruled he had been a victim of sexual discrimination.

Andrew Rogers - who is 62-years-old - was made redundant in July 2010 after working as a real-life model at Weston College in the south of England for 25 years.

Mr Rogers lost his job along with a former female colleague and subsequently signed up with a modelling agency in order to get more work, but even though the college hired the woman for more projects within two months, he was not offered any work.

Therefore, the professional - who suffers from osteoporosis and blood disorder Raynaud's disease - took legal action and the Bristol Employment Tribunal has decided he is entitled to damages on two counts of discrimination.

"I think Weston College has destroyed my modelling career. It has caused me a great deal of anxiety," he commented.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas