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I accepted a settlement for my Tribunal did I make the right choice?

Lokifanboy
Lokifanboy Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2023 in Work and employment
Hi I'm Neurodiverst and I recently accepted a £9400 settlement from my Tribunal as I was unfairly dismissed from my job after only 7 weeks working there because the manager thought I couldn't do the work even though I disclosed that I have Aspersers and that I just needed more time . Did I make the right choice or should I have actually gone to the tribunal and gotten a better outcome?

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    Hi @Lokifanboy, welcome to the community :) We have a good few neurodiverse people in our community. I have ADHD for example!

    About your work sitation, it's hard to answer such a question as we aren't a judge or lawyer. Nor do we know all the facts about the case, I don't think there is a wrong answer. A tribunal when it comes to disability discrimination is not an enjoyable process. Nor is it guaranteed that it will rule in your favour. You could always try asking your lawyer about the hypotheticals as they would know best. If you didn't have a lawyer I would highly recommend a lawyer next time, of course not everyone can afford one but they often will get you a better outcome and that in itself will usually make up whatever they were paid if not more.

    I am glad you got something out of it though. It sounds like the manager was horrible and incredibly unempathetic.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Also, I am just popping this into our employment and work category. It'll be more visible to people with that knowledge viewing the community :)
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  • Lokifanboy
    Lokifanboy Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited October 2023
    Thank you Jimm_Scope I didn't have a lawyer but my Union did help who were fantastic. Even my Union Rep said he was shocked how quickly the manager moved to dismiss me as he said he would expect that type of dismissal from someone who worked 6 months NOT 7 weeks. The situation has traumatised me to this day. The manager just didn't want to give me a chance
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,329 Disability Gamechanger
    I would say that after only 7 weeks £9400 was a good result.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    A union rep is good, a lawyer would be needed come tribunal I imagine? But you managed to avoid that. I think if the whole experience was quite traumatic I wonder how a tribunal would have been on your mental health? While you could have got more, you could have also got less. There's no guarantee. 

    What you do know is that the matter is now closed, you received compensation at least. I know it doesn't end the trauma or make it go away, but it means you were in the right and the manager was in the wrong.
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