DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION, K. JAGADA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Ref: LUL/5/3

16th October 2019

 

Dear Colleague

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION, K. JAGADA – LONDON UNDERGROUND

The National Executive Committee recently considered a case of disability discrimination against RMT member Ketan Jagada. Management have been attempting to displace Brother Jagada from his current duties/location which are part of formally agreed reasonable working adjustments. London Underground is legally obligated to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers. To regularly attempt to unpick those adjustments once they have been agreed and enacted is not only morally wrong but likely to be a breach of the Equality Act 2010.

I have informed London Underground that should they continue in their attempts to revoke the agreed reasonable adjustments for Brother Jagada then a dispute will exist between our organisations. This case is not only about the unacceptable treatment of Ketan as an individual but also the wider implications for how London Underground treats disabled workers. Your union will be supporting Brother Jagada in any potential Employment Tribunal claim on the grounds of disability discrimination.

I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, keep you informed on any further developments.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary