Yodel sacks disabled worker after 19 years service based on ‘capability’

Yodel sacks disabled worker after 19 years service based on ‘capability’

GMB Union will now take ‘callous’ Yodel to an employment tribunal 

A disabled Yodel worker has been sacked after 19 years on capability grounds. 

Tony White, 56,  who has several conditions including a spinal issue, was told by Yodel he could have different role upon his return from sickness. 

Mr White, who worked for almost two decades sorting parcels in Waltham cross, has a contract which gives him rights on sickness and duty of care. 

But these contractual obligations appear to have been ignored as the promised job never materialised and the driver was relieved of his duties 

Steve Garelick, GMB Organiser, said:  

“This callous act shows that management do not care about agreements or contracts. A man with a disability appears to have been kicked aside. 

“This is a new low for Yodel. 

“GMB will now take this matter to tribunal to fight for our member’s rights.”

A Yodel spokesperson commented: “It is sad that a long standing colleague is no longer employed by Yodel despite our best efforts. The GMBs summary is disappointing and we do not believe it to be accurate. We have followed our agreed processes but will of course continue to review in line with any legal requirements.”

GMB union is an organising and campaigning union for all workers. To find out more visit the GMB website 

 

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