Our very experienced client loved her career as an effective and popular primary school teacher.  She was on the SLT and a union rep.  Then in 2017 a new Head was appointed and everything changed.   By 2021 she had been dismissed and, just into her sixties, relegated to taking supply jobs. 

We rarely take on tribunal cases as they are expensive and exhausting for lawyers and clients, but Carmen was no ordinary client; it was clear from the start that nothing was going to stop her from getting justice.  After three years of determined litigation, the Tribunal unanimously found that she was unfairly dismissed, suffered detriment for trade union reasons and experienced unlawful disability discrimination.

This press interview with Carmen gives a fuller picture of her case here.  The full tribunal judgement is here.  There will be a hearing in October to decide the compensation.