[foundation-board] Confidential and Privileged: Former employee in grievance with OK

Helen Turvey (King) helen.turvey at shuttleworthfoundation.org
Wed Jun 10 17:55:33 UTC 2015

Thanks Fiona,

I have an informal board call now in my diary - is this on the case?


On 10 June 2015 at 18:16, Fiona Thompson <fiona.thompson at okfn.org> wrote:
> Dear All
> As Karin is currently out of data range she has asked me to forward this to
> you on her behalf. Regards Fiona
> Dear All
> I wanted to let you  know that a former employee of OK has raised a
> grievance in relation to her former employment. While on a fixed term UK
> employment contract the former employee moved to Germany to give birth,
> where the term of the contract expired. She was offered and turned down a
> subsequent contract for services.
> Via a representative, the person is seeking a Tribunal hearing on matters
> including wrongful dismissal, unlawful deduction of monies due, bullying and
> harassment and  discrimination on the basis of gender and pregnancy.
> Without prejudice, OK had offered to follow a grievance process but the
> person declined and opted for a legal route. OK have been supported by
> counsel (Francis Davey), Penny and Lisa (Omidyar Network) to confirm due
> process. They are now in the process of engaging specialist employment
> lawyers and are proposing an ACAS mediation process ahead of Tribunal.
> I shall keep you informed as appropriate. Please let me know if you have any
> questions.
> Regards
> Karin
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Helen Turvey (King)

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