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£103,000 disability award

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Kirker v British Sugar plc [1998] ET/2601249/97 (1 other report)

    • Kirker award increased

      Date:
      1 September 1999

      In Kirker v British Sugar plc a Nottingham employment tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) which failed to contemplate that its compensation award of £103,000 would be subject to income tax has reviewed its decision and ordered that the compensation should be "grossed up" in order to ensure that the applicant received what he has actually lost.

In Kirker v British Sugar plc a Nottingham industrial tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) holds that a visually-impaired chemist selected for redundancy was discriminated against on grounds of disability and awards compensation of £103,000.

Nicholas Kirker, whose vision is so poor that he is eligible for full blind registration, was employed as a shift chemist at British Sugar's Newark plant until he was made redundant in March 1997.