A woman in UK awarded Rs 72 lakh as compensation after colleagues went for drinks without her
United Kingdom: A former casino cashier has been awarded over £74,000 (Rs 72 lakh approximately) as compensation after her work colleagues did not invite her for drinks.
Rita Leher (51), claimed that she felt ‘shunned’ when staff members from Aspers casino in Stratford, east London went out together and she was the only person not invited to the outing.
She further stated that the colleagues ‘insensitively’ discussed the outing in front of her, who is of mixed Black African heritage. She also claimed of unfair dismissal, race and age discrimination.
The panel concluded that Leher was not invited to the work event because colleagues “did not wish to socialise with someone who had complained of discrimination.”
“She was the only one in the room not included. We all agree it was at the very least insensitive to discuss the arrangements in front of her when she was not invited,” the panel added.