Deaf diplomat denied foreign posting appeals

15 06 2011

I met Jane Cordell last week and we had an interesting chat. The Telegraph updates us on her story. I think it’s totally unfair that she has been denied communication support on the grounds of expense when other diplomats have their children shipped off to expensive boarding schools without any argument. I  know how expensive they are – been there, got the T-shirt. They aren’t worth the money.

So when and where do our equality laws come into force? Is it selective  discrimination now? What happens when someone who is already employed by the FCO acquires deafness and requires communication support – will they be dismissed? I’m keeping a close eye on this one. It’s sure to have ramifications on the employability of people with a hearing loss.

NRCPD : Lipspeakers

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