Former employee wins unfair dismissal case against gay charity

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An employment tribunal has decided that Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation unfairly dismissed an employee.

Molly Dunn, a therapeutic services manager, won her case against the LGF.

She had also claimed age discrimination against the charity and its senior officers at the time, chief executive Paul Martin, who is still in his post, and deputy chief executive Jacqui Cross, who is now head officer for equality and diversity at Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

A former training manager, Alistair Gault, claimed for age discrimination against the LGF, Mr Martin and Ms Cross.

The two claims of age discrimination were dismissed by the tribunal.

A spokesperson for The Lesbian and Gay Foundation said: “We have acknowledged that one of the former employees was unfairly dismissed from the beginning of this case and welcome the unanimous verdict from the tribunal regarding both former employees’ claims of discrimination.”

“The LGF has always embraced diversity within the organisation and remains committed to encouraging and supporting all of it’s staff and volunteers and actively encourage people of all ages to get involved in our work of ‘Ending Homophobia and Empowering People.”

A remedy hearing is sitting today to decide what compensation Ms Dunn will receive.

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