Diplomat ‘denied foreign post due to her deafness’ – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2010 in diplomats, disability discrimination, employment, news by sally

“A foreign office high-flier appointed as Britain’s deputy ambassador to Kazakhstan has had her posting revoked after officials ruled that her deafness makes it too expensive to send her abroad. Jane Cordell, who was lauded for her work championing disability rights during a previous diplomatic role in Poland, is suing the Foreign Office for discrimination after being told that the additional cost of providing her with trained ‘lip speakers’ to enable her to work can no longer be justified from the public purse.”

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The Independent, 14th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk