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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Job satisfaction

Rejoice with me, for I have just learned that the specialist DDA advice I gave some months ago on a personal case has resulted in the abominably-treated member concerned accepting a substantial out of court settlement :-)

I won't regale the details because I wouldn't want to run even the slightest risk of anyone being able to identify the person involved. But I was asked to find a compelling argument that the way in which she was treated constituted discrimination. And it wasn't easy. But I did. Armed with my advice, the local union rep escalated the case to the Employment Tribunal. At which point, evidently, the employer recognised that it had little prospect of success and offered a financial settlement. Crucially, the member has now had confirmation that she wasn't just making a fuss about nothing, and should be able to put the whole ghastly business behind her. Result.

In other good news, my scarabs were delivered today.


Blogger Timmargh said...

Yay, nice one :)

And the scarabs look delicious!

9:51 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

They are.

The photographs don't begin to do them justice.

10:03 pm  
Anonymous SphinxQueen said...

O frabjous day! Callooh, callay! That has got to be a goooooood feeling.


Aaaaah, purty!!

12:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooooh, that's excellent news about the advice. it's good to hear. And the scarabs are pretty.

-A.W., who has temporarily forgotten his log-in on blogger.

11:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful... it's great to hear of someone getting her point across to people who otherwise refuse to hear it.

Excellently done. :-)

Hope all is well in Lady Bracknell Towers.

12:56 pm  
Anonymous Gary Miller said...

Job done - nice work Lady B!

2:39 pm  
Blogger stopbeingstupid said...

Well done!

6:40 pm  
Anonymous Gary Miller said...

G'day Lady B.

Hope everything is OK and you're well. Haven't heard anything from you for a while and your words are sorely missed.

1:34 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

Seconded, Gary Miller - Lady B, BADD2010 won't be the same without you.

2:25 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Oh, crumbs - is it nearly that time again?

I had been vaguely planning to contribute for this year's and then shut this decrepit old blog down for good.

Can I get away with just saying "Disability discrimination is bad", do you think...?

6:42 pm  

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