Asthma sufferer wins £17k for smoky colleagues

first_imgAsthma sufferer wins £17k for smoky colleaguesOn 1 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today A woman with asthma has been awarded £17,000 in compensation becausecolleagues refused to stop smoking in front of her. Karen Whitehead, 34, an administrator at a Plymouth community centre,claimed the heavy smoking by her colleagues triggered her asthma and kept heroff work. Although she had only been employed at the Granby Island Community Centrefor 45 days, an employment tribunal ruled she had been unfairly dismissed. Shewas registered disabled, so she was entitled to sue after being sacked fortaking 16 days off sick. The tribunal heard how during an appraisal, she told her boss about thesmoky environment, only to have him light up twice in front of her. The centreis to appeal the ruling. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Street Rods Reign for the Weekend in Ocean City

first_imgFor one spectacular September Saturday afternoon, cars cruised the Ocean City Boardwalk.The deep rumble and bright colors of street rods — old cars modified with new parts — dominated the boards between noon and 4 p.m. Sept. 6 as part of the 40th annual Shore Rod Run.More than 150 street rods have been on display at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds since noon Friday. They formed a procession at about noon Saturday, driving down Fifth Street to the boardwalk, and lining the boards from Sixth Street to 14th Street.They returned to the Tabernacle grounds, where they’ll remain on display through 1 p.m. Sunday. An awards ceremony will take place at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

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