Student with prosthetic arm wins wrongful dismissal case
A student with a prosthetic arm has won her case for wrongful dismissal by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.An employment tribunal found she was wrongfully dismissed and a victim of disability discrim ination.
It said the US firm's flagship UK store, in Mayfair, Central London, which has been criticised for recruiting only young and beautiful assistants had violated her dignity.
The student was born with her left forearm missing and was initially allowed to wear a cardigan to work on the shop floor to cover up her fake arm. The 22-year-old was then told she'd have to work in the back of the store away from customers because her cardigan went against Abercrombie & Fitch's dress code.
The Student, Riam Dean, was awarded £7,800 for injury to her feelings, £1,077.37 for loss of earnings and £137.75 for wrongful dismissal.
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