A diabetic paramedic claims he has been discriminated against because his bosses have banned him from working in ambulances.Oh..?
He said: "I believe this is a clear case of discrimination. They are claiming I'm unfit to drive an ambulance, which is not the case. I’m still driving my car."Well, yes, but are you driving your car at top speed through red lights with a casualty in the back?
No? Not really the same, then, is it?
Mr Perry took his case to a grievance hearing and ambulance bosses promised to review the risk assessment.For once, it’s nice to see them not backing down the minute someone waves the ‘discrimination’ card.
A spokesman for Secamb said: "The Trust has followed the due legal process throughout in this case with trade union involvement.
"We have looked closely at this member of staff's individual circumstances and it has been determined that he cannot be employed in a frontline role which requires emergency driving. This case will be reviewed in the future in light of any change in medical advice."