£17,500 awarded in sex discrimination case for worker boss called ‘a witch’

AN AIRFIELD worker dubbed the “witch up North” by her Buckinghamshire-based boss has won her case for sex discrimination at an industrial tribunal.

Joanne Batham is set to receive more than £17,000 in compensation after she was sacked from her job in Moray by Safeskys Ltd managing director Richard Barber.

She was named Manager of the Year for 2014, but became aware that her duties were almost identical to those of two other Safeskys employees in England and Wales, who received bigger salaries.The 42-year-old raised the matter with Mr Barber, but was told that there were commercial reasons she was paid a lesser wage, and that she could leave if she was not happy with her salary.


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