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  • Keith Armstrong
    A young woman with a prosthetic arm has won her case for wrongful dismissal against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she did not fit its look
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 13, 2009
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      A young woman with a prosthetic arm has won her case for wrongful dismissal against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she did not fit its "look policy".

      Riam Dean, a law student, was forced to work in the stockroom of the US firm's London store. Miss Dean, 22, who was born with her left forearm missing, was first granted special permission to wear a cardigan to cover the join where her prosthetic limb was attached but was then told the cardigan did not adhere to the firm's dress code and was therefore told she could no longer work on the shop floor.

      Miss Dean, from Greenford, Middlesex, started working at the company's flagship Savile Row store in June last year but worked only five shifts before resigning. A tribunal yesterday ruled she was wrongfully dismissed and unlawfully harassed but did not uphold her claim for disability discrimination.

      The central London tribunal awarded Miss Dean £7,800 compensation for injury to her feelings, £1,077.37 for loss of earnings and £136.75 damages for her wrongful dismissal.

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      <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/victory-for-shopgirl-who-refused-to-hide-1771863.html>
    • lm murray
      Such a paltry award, her atty should be ashamed! Why so low, I wonder? This is appalling treatment indeed!   Louise ... From: Keith Armstrong
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 14, 2009
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        Such a paltry award, her atty should be ashamed! Why so low, I wonder? This is appalling treatment indeed!
         
        Louise

        --- On Fri, 8/14/09, Keith Armstrong <keith.armstrong12@...> wrote:

        From: Keith Armstrong <keith.armstrong12@...>
        Subject: [disabilitystudies] Fwd: Victory for shopgirl who refused to hide
        To: disabilitystudies@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 2:15 AM

         
        A young woman with a prosthetic arm has won her case for wrongful dismissal against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she did not fit its "look policy".

        Riam Dean, a law student, was forced to work in the stockroom of the US firm's London store. Miss Dean, 22, who was born with her left forearm missing, was first granted special permission to wear a cardigan to cover the join where her prosthetic limb was attached but was then told the cardigan did not adhere to the firm's dress code and was therefore told she could no longer work on the shop floor.

        Miss Dean, from Greenford, Middlesex, started working at the company's flagship Savile Row store in June last year but worked only five shifts before resigning. A tribunal yesterday ruled she was wrongfully dismissed and unlawfully harassed but did not uphold her claim for disability discrimination.

        The central London tribunal awarded Miss Dean £7,800 compensation for injury to her feelings, £1,077.37 for loss of earnings and £136.75 damages for her wrongful dismissal.

        more goto

        <http://www.independ ent.co.uk/ news/uk/home- news/victory- for-shopgirl- who-refused- to-hide-1771863. html>


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