Case Study

MS sufferer fights disability discrimination and gets £8000.

Mr D suffered from MS, an incurable, slowly progressing disease of the central nervous system, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. He wanted to change his working pattern when his illness worsened but his employer refused!

disability discriminationWhat we did

Our Director of Litigation took the matter before an Employment Tribunal pleading a case of constructive dismissal and disability discrimination. The employer was advised by the tribunal that working from home was one of ACAS’s suggested alternatives for working people who suffered with some form of disability. Shortly prior to a further hearing, a settlement was negotiated between the parties.

Background

Mr D had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and as his illness became progressively worse he asked his employer to work reduced hours or to work from home. His employers refused. Mr D had to use up all his holiday entitlement to work fewer hours, and when these ran out he resigned claiming constructive dismissal as well as discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Case handler

Our Director of Litigation at Stonehewer Moss Solicitors has day-to-day control of all contentious claims and litigated proceedings. Often working as a ‘no win no fee’ Lawyer with experience of pursuing claims to trial at a tribunal for unfair redundancy, unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing, bullying and harassment leading to constructive dismissal, disability discrimination, sex discrimination and personal injury claims before the County Courts.

Settlement

An out of court settlement was reached for £8,000.

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