Jewson pays £391K to worker sacked after having stroke

Published:  08 July, 2011

CARDIFF: Building supplies merchant Jewson was yesterday ordered to pay £390 870 compensation to a manager it sacked after he suffered a stroke.

Jonathan Jones, 56, said he was hit by a "bombshell" when he was booted out of his £30 000-a-year job while on sick leave.

An employment tribunal ruled Jewson broke disability discrimination laws by axing him after more than 20 years' service.

The Cardiff tribunal heard that Jones worked up to 60 hours a week at the branch in Cardigan, Ceredigion.

Jewson denied discrimination but was hit with compensation claims for backdated wages, interest, penalty payments, pension payments and damages.

The payout is said to be the second biggest awarded for a disability case.

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