MoD sex discrimination payout due after tribunal ruling

A tribunal is considering how much compensation the Ministry of Defence (MoD) should pay a female soldier.

Tilern DeBique won a sexual and racial discrimination case after being told that the army was “unsuitable for a single mother who couldn’t sort out her childcare arrangements”.

DeBique, a Foreign and Commonwealth soldier from St Vincent, was disciplined for not appearing on parade because she had to look after her ill daughter, reports the BBC.

DeBique left the army after refusing an alternative role. The tribunal criticised the army for failing to help her make childcare arrangements.

The compensation hearing continues.

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