Cllr John Warren (Conservative, Brondesbury Park) has taken up Muhammed Butt’s defence LINK of decisions regarding the Employment Tribunal where the London Borough of Brent was found to have racially discriminated against a member of its staff, victimised her and constructively dismissed her.
Warren told me:
Following on from Cllr. Butt's extraordinary piece on Rosemarie Clarke in last week's Members' Information Bulletin I asked Brent Council to include a mild reply from me in this week' s bulletin. The Council stated that Cllr. Butt was writing as Lead Member for Legal Services and that the weekly bulletin was not to be used to continue an " ongoing debate." They refused to print my piece. The Members' Handbook states on Page 19 that the Information Bulletin is not to be used for party- political purposes. So what was Cllr. Butt' s contribution supposed to be on such a highly politicised issue?!! This is what I wanted to write.....hardly particularly controversial..........Statement regarding employment tribunal of Rosemarie Clarke
(Councillor John Warren, leader of Brent Conservative Group)
Much has been written and said about the the Employment Tribunal of Rosemarie Clarke and Brent Council; a good deal of it has been fair and accurate.........
1. The case 3302741/2013 is listed as Ms R.Clarke v. 1. L.B.Brent v.2. Ms Cara Davani
2.Para. 302 of the judgement states " The tribunal is satisfied that the action of Ms Davani in seeking the claimant's suspension when she did ,was a direct consequence of the claimant having raised a grievance against her. The tribunal finds that the claimant was thereby victimised."
3.Brent Council appealed the original decision of the tribunal despite the judge stating that " there was no reasonable prospect of success."
4.According to the Council press release Ms Davani left Brent at end of June 2015 to take a " career break."
5. The Council has not accepted F.O.I requests or enquiries from residents to reveal details of the " pay- off " to Ms Davani.
6. The 2015/2016 Accounts will eventually show any " compensation " payments that may or not have been made to Ms Davani.
Cllr John Warren