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Leonard Cheshire Disability wins legal fight after discrimination complaint

Second World War bomber pilot Leonard Cheshire Photo: PA

A charity which provides care for disabled people and was founded by Second World War bomber pilot Leonard Cheshire has won a tribunal fight after a dyslexic former manager made a disability discrimination allegation.

Employment tribunal judges have dismissed claims against Leonard Cheshire Disability by a former care home manager who had lost his job.

Judges concluded that Leonard Cheshire bosses had established a “conduct reason for dismissal” and that the man had not been wrongfully dismissed or been a victim of direct disability discrimination.

They have announced their decision in a written ruling following a tribunal hearing in London.

Judges said the former manager was “disabled” within the meaning of equality legislation because he had been diagnosed as dyslexic.