Jayne Lutwyche, – is suing the BBC for disability discrimination. The 29 year old was a BBC producer for the religion and ethics department in 2012,the Daily Mail reports.
Miss Lutwyche has bipolar disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia and insists that she told bosses about her disabilities before she started her job role. She was sacked 8 months later with bosses citing, ‘behavioural issues.’
At the Tribunal held this week Miss Lutwyche claims she was completely open about her disabilities when she was given a job at the corporation’s Salford Quays site.
Miss Lutwyche told the hearing:
‘In my interview in 2008 I talked at length about my disabilities and what that would entail. My belief is that I had told Mr Ord about dyslexia and dyspraxia.
‘I spoke to him about being disabled so was under the impression that he was aware I was disabled and I had been to the BBC as a disabled employee. I assumed he would know that I had been on the scheme.’
The hearing was told problems came to a head during a meeting to discuss the 2012 Rethink Festival.
During the tribunal Miss Lutwyche admitted she can be ‘blunt‘ due to her disabilities and became confrontational during the meeting.
The tribunal continues.
The original article by Richard Spillettin the Mail Online can be read here