Disability charity’s £15,000 bill for sacking disabled worker

A
disabled man has been awarded £15,000 after a tribunal found he had been
unfairly sacked by a charity set up to protect the rights of people with
disabilities.

Robert
Ellis, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was dismissed from his role as porter
and handyman at Birmingham-based Ideal for All after it took over another
charity, Sandwell Employability.

At
the tribunal the charity claimed there was insufficient funding for the role
but the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) argued that he should have been
placed in a vacant cleaner’s role.

The
DRC, which brought the case on Ellis’s behalf, also said he was fired by a
series of letters which was inappropriate because of his disability.

www.drc-gb.org

By
Ross Wigham

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