Ian Clifford, 50, was hired as a senior IT technician. In 2008, he went on medical leave due to his mental condition, and was later fired from his job. In 2012, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He is not working until today.
In 2013, she filed a complaint against the employer. As part of his settlement with IBM, he was covered by a special health benefits plan. It assumes that the Briton is still an employee of the company, but without the obligation to work. During the entire period of his illness, the company pays him 75 percent of his salary. salary until retirement. This is about 54,028 pounds per year (about 279,000 PLN) According to Polsatnews, until his retirement, Clifford will receive more than 1.5 million pounds (about 7.75 million PLN) from his workplace.
However, the Englishman claimed that he had been discriminated against because of his disability, as he had not received a salary increase during the entire period of his deportation. As he claims, he can buy less and less with his current wages, because he is used to inflation, which in England exceeds 10 percent.
The case was referred to the Employment Tribunal in Reading. During the trial, it emerged that Clifford, a graduate of the prestigious King’s College in London, began his career at the software company Lotus Development, which was taken over by IBM. He claimed that his benefits have not been listed since he was included in the special scheme, although since then competent workers have received raises.