Court awards disabled woman ‘aggravated’ damages for ombudsman discrimination | DisabledGo News and Blog


A county court has delivered a devastating judgment against the Local Government Ombudsman, after it discriminated against a disabled woman by failing to provide the reasonable adjustments she needed to lodge a complaint against a local authority. The ombudsman has been ordered to pay £12,500 in damages to Jeanine Blamires to compensate her for the ordeal, following breaches of both the Equality Act and the Data Protection Act by the ombudsman. Although the judgment is only in draft form, its conclusions are unlikely to be altered. District judge Joanna Geddes even awarded aggravated damages against the ombudsman over the breach of the Equality Act, because she said it had defended the case in a way that “added to the injury, frustration and distress” felt by Blamires, which had “exacerbated” the symptoms of her long-term health conditions. She also awarded aggravated damages for the Data Protection Act breach, because of the ombudsman’s “continued denial” that it had broken the law.

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  1. Has there ever been a President of the United States anywhere near like President Donald Trump, I do not believe so, but this is not a compliment. He is the president of supposedly one of the most important and strongest countries in the World.

    But what should a president be, well, I believe they need to deal with extremely difficult and forever changing situations, both home and abroad, be knowledgeable of matters within the country and abroad, be able to negotiate assess situations and then act accordingly for the best interests of the country they are President of.

    But what is Trump, what knowledge does he have and is he aware of world and internal events, is he open to comments and sensitive information, is he Presidential.

    He is bad enough in an open forum, but when he goes on Twitter then what can you say.

    From what I have read during his whole upbringing he has not wanted for anything for if he wants it he gets it, in the Trump administration it would appear his word had to be obeyed.

    He has no regard for how his comments are received and expects everyone to agree with him, for those that do not are his enemies and his anger comes to the for.

    He expects to be right all the time and as to be the first in everything. He is unable to accept that he can be wrong. He promises everything to everyone, as can be seen from his campaigning, but general gives nothing to anyone, except his close friends and acquaintances. His promises are very rarely adhered to. He appears to be incapable of retaining any thoughts for any length of time and his unaware about etiquette.

    At times he appears to be child like and often is a bully and abuser.

    Many Americans voted for Trump and many still believe in him, but perhaps not now all who voted for him.

    Unless legal forces come forth he will be President for some more years and then what will be left of America and perhaps the world.

    Lets pray we all come through this will little damage.

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