Stagecoach ordered to pay £41,000 to former employee for discrimination and harassment

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Greater Manchester Buses (South), better known as Stagecoach have been ordered to pay £41,000 to former employee Jayson Andrews for discrimination and harassment.

Jayson Andrews, who has a disability, suffered discrimination and harassment because his shift pattern affected his life-threatening condition.

Andrews resigned from Stagecoach, following appalling treatment he received after he struggled to maintain regular attendance at the company’s Stockport depot because of the effects of his medication.

Leading Employment Solicitor Danielle Ayres of Gorvins Solicitors duly pursued claims for wrongful dismissal, disability discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal against his former employers in the Manchester Employment Tribunal.

After an initial hearing lasting 5 days, a Tribunal panel announced that Mr Andrews was harassed and unlawfully discriminated against by Stagecoach and that they had breached their obligation to make adjustments to help and support Mr Andrews.

After a further hearing to decide on an appropriate remedy for Mr Andrews, the Tribunal awarded Mr Andrews just short of £41,000, with an injury to feelings award of £16,500.

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