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DWP worker given written warning after 'nearly dying'

Postby Tobias » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:13 pm

DWP worker given written warning after 'nearly dying' at work wins £26,000 payout from benefits bosses

Barrie Caulcutt says he was treated 'mercilessly' by his employers at the benefits in Caernarfon

A disabled benefits worker has won £26,000 compensation after an employment tribunal found he’d been unfairly treated his bosses at the Department for Work and Pensions.

Barrie Caulcutt cried at the hearing, saying his life and health were ruined by bosses who called him a “whinger” who didn’t deserve to be treated nicely.

The father-of-two, who suffers from anxiety, chronic asthma and eczema, had worked for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for 35 years with an “exemplary” attendance record.

Problems started after he was moved from a backroom finance office to work on the “frontline” in Caernarfon facing claimants who were angry because their benefits were being sanctioned.

He said felt “relieved and pleased” after the tribunal unanimously found the DWP had discriminated against him by failing to make reasonable adjustments for his disability.

Mr Caulcutt said he felt his treatment had been “merciless”, adding: “My life was made hell.”

He was awarded over £26,000 compensation but further claims of harassment and victimisation were dismissed.

Mr Caulcutt, who still works for the DWP and has had successful surgery for prostate cancer, said he was asked to deal with customers despite his deteriorating health and against the advice of his GP and the DWP’s occupational health assessors.

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Re: DWP worker given written warning after 'nearly dying'

Postby Tobias » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:19 pm

This highlights the type of person required to be a DWP manager :lookup:
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Re: DWP worker given written warning after 'nearly dying'

Postby jeff3 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:25 pm

oh dear better keep your head down
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Re: DWP worker given written warning after 'nearly dying'

Postby jeff3 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:14 am

DWP boss Esther McVey struggled through a Holyrood committee meeting as the real life impact of Tory welfare policies was laid bare.

SNP MSP George Adam raised the case of a constituent who had been sanctioned after suffering a heart attack – but was met with a brick wall as Ms McVey insisted the system was working.





After Ms McVey said that Universal Credit was fit for purpose, Mr Adam told her “with the greatest respect, that’s completely devoid from the real world.”

He continued: “In my constituency, I’ve got people who’ve been suffering constantly because of the roll-out. We’re not even a full roll-out area.

“What about people like my constituent, who ended up getting sanctioned because he had a heart attack and was in the Royal Alexandra Hospital?”

SNP MSP Ben MacPherson also said that he’d met constituents in tears due to DWP cuts and challenged Ms McVey to apologise to those affected, which she refused.

Commenting, George Adam said: “That was like speaking to a brick wall – despite the overwhelming evidence of the negative impact of the Tory welfare agenda, Esther McVey just insisted that all was well.

“The fact is, the botched Universal Credit roll-out is having a devastating impact on many across the country – and that’s just the latest in a long line of Tory welfare cuts.

“With our limited powers over welfare, we’re building a Scottish social security agency with dignity and respect at its heart – and we’ve refused to use the discredited sanctions regime in our new employability service.

“But the extent of Westminster cuts to the welfare state show why we need full powers over social security in Scotland – not in the hands of the Tories.”
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