becky Posted November 3, 2005 Report Share Posted November 3, 2005 Hi all, First of all, thank you so much for all of the lovely replies and encouraging words, i thought of all of you yesterday as my lawyer and i (i gave him the questions!) cross examined my ex employers, i couldn't believe that they both got up on the stand took the oath and then lied. Luckily for me in tribunals there are also three judges who can stop you and ask you questions at any time and they pulled their statements to pieces. Needless to say at the end of yesterday afternoon i won my case for disability discrimination and was awarded ?4000 for my hurt feelings, i know that the money isn't a great deal but i was completely honest with the judges and explained that i have now picked my life back up from out of the gutter even though i'm still not well enough for work yet, but the fact that i won and can tell people that means so much more to me than any amount of money. My ex employers had not heard of the Disability Discrimination Act and even though they are quite a big company they did not know anything about employment tribunals, i researched them before i decided that i was going to for it, as you lot know taking on something like this is huge with our restrictions. After the verdict my ex employers left the court very quickly without even looking at me but their lawyer said good luck with the future well done and shook my hand. i think even he believed me more than his client!Sorry i've gone on for so long but i am absolutely over the moon at the moment, i've waited for this for a year and a half and i finally did it.Thanks again for all your support, i'm hoping that now i will be able to get some publicity about this and show more people over here about our condition and the Disibility Act. Lots of big hugs to everyone and loads of sloppy kisses!love becky x x x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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