Care assistant tells tribunal he was sacked for being gay
A care assistant from Blakenhall, Wolverhampton has told an employment tribunal that he was unfairly sacked from caring for the elderly because he is gay.
Sean Williams is seeking damages from the Woodhaven residential home where he worked caring for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. He claims that he was sacked after a years service without his employers carrying out a disciplinary or dismissal procedure.
Mr Williams claims that he was sacked after a years service without his employers carrying out a disciplinary or dismissal procedure. He alledges that the motivation was that he was gay.
Linda Tye, who was manager of the home at the time of the sacking told the tribunal that Marlene Obhrai who helped run the home turned against Mr Williams when she found out he was gay.
Mrs Obhrai is denying the claim and will argue that the home was not satisfied with Mr William’s work and that he had received a police caution for not paying a taxi fair.
Responding to his police caution, Mr Williams told the tribunal: “A caution is no reason to be dismissed. Another carer at the home was involved in an offence but no action was taken by the management against that person.”
Mrs Obhrai has yet to give evidence, the case continues.