Tag Archives: Disability Discrimination

UPDATED – Disability discrimination. The DLA Piper tribunal decision cannot be appealed

This is an update to a recent post I made here: https://wirralinittogether.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/wirral-council-wins-in-court-vulnerable-people-lose-again/ Near to the end of the blog post, I promised to contact the Judge, Melanie Carter, to highlight some concerns and to see if her decision could be … Continue reading

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Wirral Council Wins at Tribunal. Vulnerable People Lose.

9th June 2014 Below is a report from Local Government Lawyer, explaining a recent First Tier Information Tribunal ruling in favour of Wirral Council: Local Government Lawyer report on ruling …from which the inconvenient phrase ‘disability discrimination’ has been omitted. And … Continue reading

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#FoI Act – Arguing against ‘Confidentiality’ and ‘Commercial Confidence’ exemptions

Wirral Council’s disability discrimination ~ found in 2010 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission First ICO Decision Notice Second ICO Decision Notice The following requests were sent to Wirral Council almost a year ago, but were never answered.  It has taken … Continue reading

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The Saga of DLA Piper – can the truth finally be allowed to emerge? Er, not yet…

Regular readers of the blog will be well aware of this one, and the depressing depths to which senior officers and councillors of Wirral Council have plummeted in order to draw a concealing veil across disability discrimination – as found by … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Wirral Councillor humiliates himself AGAIN. Trashes a critic… then breaches his data privacy

On 17th August I had a moment of weakness, and posted a comment to the following website: http://seacombelabour.org/ Normally I wouldn’t associate myself with two bit party political setups, but on this occasion, curiosity got the better of me.  I’d … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Concealing malpractice / enabling abuse with a Compromise Agreement / Gagging Clause

FoI and Local Authority Gagging Clauses In October 2009, a council employee, in dispute and soon to lose his job, opted to sign a compromise agreement.  The document and its terms were placed before him, as a ‘full and final … Continue reading

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Anna Klonowski leaves her commission at Wirral Council – and Michael Frater’s departure

I received an email this morning from Local Government Consultant and external investigator Anna Klonowski, in response to an email I sent last night regarding years of disability discrimination at Wirral Council – as discovered by Mike Smith of the … Continue reading

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Is this ‘death by bureaucracy’? Exposing Disability Discrimination at Wirral Council

Two years ago, back in 2010, I approached my MP, Angela Eagle, with concerns that there had been systematic disability discrimination at Wirral Council.  She contacted the Equality and Human Rights Commission in order to pass on these concerns.  In … Continue reading

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