United Response settles with former employee it unfairly dismissed

A tribunal found that the learning disability charity failed to make adjustments for Dave Gregson, who has autism, and the two sides have now reached an agreement on compensation

The learning disability charity United Response has agreed a settlement with a former case worker it unfairly dismissed after failing to make adjustments for a diagnosis of autism. 

Leeds Employment Tribunal ruled earlier this year that the charity unfairly dismissed Dave Gregson after it did not properly take measures that could help him return to work after he was put on leave.

A remedy hearing to decide the compensation Gregson should receive had been scheduled to take place in August, but Third Sector understands the two sides have reached a confidential settlement, which brings the case to a close. 

Gregson said he was unable to comment on the nature of the settlement because it was confidential, but told Third Sector he was glad the case had been concluded. 

“It’s been a long process and it is a huge relief that it is finally over,” he said. “I am looking forward to moving on.”

He said he was grateful to all those that had supported him through the case.

Nobody at the charity responded to a request for comment from Third Sector.

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