27 February 2013
Govt dept. ordered to award further unfair dismissal compensation
A government department has been ordered to award an employee with Asperger's syndrome a further instalment of compensation on the grounds of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
According to The Courier, the unnamed worker has now been granted in excess of £70,000 in damages from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and an employment tribunal in Dundee indicated that she was treated "extremely badly".
Previously, the DWP had handed over around £54,000 to the woman and had been instructed to re-engage the professional in a position that was more suited to her skills.
However, when she tried to return to work in November 2011, the woman found she was too psychologically scarred to even enter the building as she became anxious.
Therefore, a new tribunal was established and judge Ian McFatridge decided the DWP was therefore liable to award her another sum of around £17,000 as further compensation for her ordeal.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas