At an employment tribunal, to begin next Monday, two former employees of Manchester’s LGF will claim that they were victimised.
The tribunal will look at evidence that one female employee was unfairly dismissed and that she and a male employee were victims of age discrimination. g7uk.com understands that the woman’s statement is 28 pages long and she will read it out. The LGF will be defended by a barrister.
More than ten former employees are expected to give witness statements in support of the pair. One witness is believed to be an ex-trustee. The tribunal may extend into a second week.
A source close to the case told us that the statements make for ‘extremely interesting reading’.
‘This is a concerted effort to make the LGF accountable and bring it back to the community it is supposed to serve,’ he said.
Transcripts of next week’s tribunal are expected to be available to the public at a later date. We understand that in the past other disgruntled employees have accepted settlements, which have kept the details out of the public domain and helped the LGF to avoid possible embarrassment and negative publicity.
Proceedings start at 10am on Monday 9 February 2009 and are open to the public.
A press release has been issued by those involved.
The Tribunals Service building is at Alexandra House, 14-22 The Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA. Tel: 0161 833 0581.
The Parsonage is just opposite the multi-storey car park at the back of the Ramada hotel on Deansgate. It is at the other side of the small park to the rear of the Kendal Milne (House of Fraser) department store.