Charity faces £21k bill after tribunal
News from The Leader – Wrexham & Flintshire news:

A CHARITABLE organisation has been ordered to pay more than £21,000 after failing to take proper steps to help reduce the risk of a member of staff suffering from a severe migraine.

In a damning judgment, an employment tribunal has accused trustees of the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) of failing in their duty to monitor the conduct of their paid officials.

At a six-day hearing at Abergele, the organisation’s chief officer John Gallanders was found to have engineered a hearing to discuss Ms Bove’s disability discrimination claim in a room where there was fluorescent lighting, knowing that it was such lighting which triggered her migraine attacks.

When Ms Bove lodged an official grievance against Mr Gallanders it was not handled properly by the trustees, who merely deferred all decisions to the officers, the tribunal heard.

Ms Bove – known as Genny – from Moss, near Wrexham, began working as a carers fieldworker for A…………… continues on The Leader – Wrexham & Flintshire news
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£21K MIGRAINE PAYOUT
News from Express.co.uk:

Genevieve Bove won £21,177 compensation because overhead fluorescent lighting gave her migraines.

By Daily Express Reporter

OFFICE worker Genevieve Bove yesterday won £21,177 compensation because overhead fluorescent lighting gave her migraines.

Ms Bove, 48, was hit by crippling headaches in her job at the headquarters of the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham.

She complained and asked bosses to change the harsh office lighting but charity chief John Gallanders ignored the request, an employment tribunal heard.

Mr Gallanders even organised a meeting with Ms Bove in a room with fluorescent lighting, knowing it cou…………… continues on Express.co.uk

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