The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham has been ordered by a tribunal to pay more than £21,000 to a member of staff it discriminated against, victimised and treated “reprehensibly”.

Genevieve Bove, who suffers from migraine had asked for the fluorescent light in her working area to be changed so that it would not trigger painful migraine attacks, something that would have cost her employer around £20. Chief officer John Gallanders engineered a meeting to discuss Ms Bove’s concerns in a room with fluorescent lighting and sought an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check on her in the hope that it might uncover something that would make it easier to sack her. Trustees of the charity backed Gallanders without investigating the complaints and accordingly failed in their duty as trustees to monitor the conduct of their paid officials.

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