Lesbian soldier wins bias case

#1
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=84263&in_page_id=34


Not seen this in the Current Affairs section, but to be fair, I only got back online last night.

Or have the mods purged the subject? If so, why, as this is quite obviously in the public domain now, and I would like to think that we could, with sensible moderation, be able to discuss this as adults.

I would note that the amount discussed is 400,000 pounds, and would like to juxtapose this amount against the announcement that the maximum that a wounded soldier could expect would be 285,000 pounds.

Compare this soldiers story with that of Ben Parkinson and then justify the difference in compensation.

Insane.
 

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#2
Why is she not suing the blerk that sent her the text messages?

If she went up the chain of command, they should have done something, and if they didn't, she might have a case, but the amount on the table is disgusting.
 
#3
£40k for hurt feelings? FFS who couldn't claim "hurt feelings" against their CoC at some point? Pathetic
 

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#4
the_guru said:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=84263&in_page_id=34


Not seen this in the Current Affairs section, but to be fair, I only got back online last night.

Or have the mods purged the subject? If so, why, as this is quite obviously in the public domain now, and I would like to think that we could, with sensible moderation, be able to discuss this as adults.

I would note that the amount discussed is 400,000 pounds, and would like to juxtapose this amount against the announcement that the maximum that a wounded soldier could expect would be 285,000 pounds.

Compere this soldiers story with that of Ben Parkinson and then justify the difference in compensation.

Insane.
With the caveat that this is a "may get" possible non-story.
Clearly lawyers find it easier to win these cases and sums as opposed to injured soldier compensation - thats a question of law and precedence.
The sums are simply staggering though, end of career payout is in that region - and she is hardly not able to work for the rest of her life.
40k for "hurt feelings", in the army FFS? "Sorry you dont like my boots RSM, I was up late last night bulling them and now I am heartbroken...."
 
#6
Seems you may be able to make a living out of having hurt feelings:
The 31-year-old has another case pending in Birmingham against a colonel, seeking £40,000 for hurt feelings. A friend said last night she was delighted with the verdict at the Leeds employment tribunal.
Another example of compensation gone mad. Perhaps if I became a gay foreign immigrant I could retire :roll:
 
#7
I wonder if the Army will seek damages from the allegedley well ´hung´Sergeant,after all he sent the messages,he´d have too sign on for quite a while to pay 381K?

Where does the Army´s responsiblity for it´s Senior ranks end?

And yes,I´d give her one..........sue me bitch! :twisted:

You can add a comment on Metro to the article if you wish!!! :D :D
 
#9
duffdike said:
It is not a libel case. She is claiming for discrimination.
What is your point?

How does a quoted 400K for discrimination compare against the amount of money allocated to Ben Parkinson and a good few others for their injuries.

Sticks and stones, love.
 
#10
the_guru said:
duffdike said:
It is not a libel case. She is claiming for discrimination.
What is your point?

How does a quoted 400K for discrimination compare against the amount of money allocated to Ben Parkinson and a good few others for their injuries.

Sticks and stones, love.
My point is that the headline for the thread is wrong. I did not compare the potential award with anybody else's circumstances at all.
 
#12
the_guru said:
duffdike said:
It is not a libel case. She is claiming for discrimination.
What is your point?

How does a quoted 400K for discrimination compare against the amount of money allocated to Ben Parkinson and a good few others for their injuries.
Because the MOD is not liable for injuries sustained on operations and has set up a structured compensation scheme by way of, err, compensation. You do not have to take the MOD to court to recieve the money and they take no blame for your injuries.

This case, on the other hand, has proven some level of liability on the part of the MOD for discrimination, loss of earnings, mental distress etc. I'm not suggesting this is fair, but alas it is the way the law works.
 
#13
If the case is for discrimination rather than libel. Then should it have not been proved that he could not convert her with his manhood. If once she had experienced his length she then converted away from the fury cup, there would be no case to answer!! I rest my case!!
 
#14
My bad in the title.

The whole point of the thread is to compare levels of compensation.

It is skewed as anyone can see. And there should be a set ladder of monetary compensation throughout society. It isn't just about the military.
 
#15
Title changed to the actual Metro headline.

No threads have been deleted on this as far as I can remember.
 
#16
PartTimePongo said:
Title changed to the actual Metro headline.

No threads have been deleted on this as far as I can remember.
I had already gone back and changed the title, thanks very much.
 
#17
I for one find the amount discussed absolutley disgusting. All she should get is a good fcukin slap the whinging cow.

The Sgt should be gripped for being such a prick but if she gets that amount of money, she and the politically correct squad that award it should be shot with s*it.
 
#18
There is a clear route (see the 'Basically Fair' publication) whereby someone feeling discriminated against or harassed can complain, either directly to the party concerned, or via the CoC to achieve resolution at the lowest level. If this soldier did this, and received no satisfaction, then she is probably wronged and deserves recompense. If, as I suspect, she didn't and just clocked up incidents for future use, then she is a serial abuser of taxpayer's money and the courts are her accomplice.

The SNCO concerned was also, however, an utter fool for getting the MoD into this situation.
 
#19
Dilfor said:
There is a clear route (see the 'Basically Fair' publication) whereby someone feeling discriminated against or harassed can complain, either directly to the party concerned, or via the CoC to achieve resolution at the lowest level. If this soldier did this, and received no satisfaction, then she is probably wronged and deserves recompense. If, as I suspect, she didn't and just clocked up incidents for future use, then she is a serial abuser of taxpayer's money and the courts are her accomplice.

The SNCO concerned was also, however, an utter fool for getting the MoD into this situation.
If she didn't follow procedure the tribunal will adjust the award downwards, or make no award , or it will be cut on appeal, or she'll have costs awarded against her.

Employment tribunals are hot on this, for obvious reasons: they don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry deluging them with IT1s before they've exhausted their employers' internal procedures. So should this lady end up with a pile of dosh you can be sure she followed procedures, or has been punished financially by the tribunal for not following them.

Having said that, there's nothing wrong with this award. If anything it may be too low. One of the functions of high profile awards such as this is to send a message to an employer that certain behaviour is unacceptable. The British Army's a major employer and has a responsibility to ensure that employees can get on with their jobs regardless of any legal activities they may engage in in the bedroom.

It also sends a message to forces employees: leave the lesbos alone. Judge them on whether they're good at their jobs. What they do in their spare time in private is none of your business.

If it takes a big chunk of cash awarded by a tribunal to send that message - excellent. All right-thinking people should welcome it. It’s time the dirty schoolboys in adult bodies were sent off with fleas in their ears. I mean really. It's 2008 and the British armed forces are modern, professional organisations, not bad scripts from a 1970s Carry On film.
 
#20
Bollox.

If she gets 400k, for injured feelings, and brave men and women who lose limbs on duty get less, then the law is an ass.
 

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