Union cleared by tribunal

25th June 2004 at 01:00
A teaching union has been cleared of loading an official with so much work that she had to quit.

An employment tribunal ruled that Angela Mahoney, formerly eastern regional official of the National Association Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, was aware of the stresses of her job from the outset.

Mrs Mahoney, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, said the strain of her workload was so great she feared it would worsen her epilepsy. Her claims of constructive dismissal and sexual discrimination were dismissed.

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