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College To Face Employment Tribunal Over Discrimination Claims
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
August 1, 2003

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND--Ian Duncan worked 22 years for the physical education unit at Combernauld College, eventually becoming a department head.

Three years ago, the former triathlete was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

When he informed his employers that it was becoming difficult for him to speak and write, they responded by cutting his salary, reassigning him to do lectures, and handing him the address for a Website about Parkinson's disease, Duncan claims.

Now Duncan, 46, is suing the college for employment discrimination under the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.

In the suit, Duncan says that his employers should have offered reasonable modifications so that he could continue to do his job.

Under the DDA, employers who do not follow the law could face a hearing with an employment tribunal that can award unlimited compensation.

Related article:
"Lecturer sues college over disability" (The Scotsman)


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