Received from: TSSA
Congress notes with disgust and concern the disgraceful discrimination often faced by workers as a direct consequence of their height as evidenced by the actions of Go North West.
Go North West attempted to design a long-serving and loyal employee out of their job, threatened to reduce their earnings and ultimately threatened dismissal because they considered them to be too short for the job.
Congress notes that height is not a protected characteristic and believes that this encourages employers to believe that discrimination on such grounds is somehow acceptable.
Congress therefore calls upon the General Council to actively campaign to make height a protected characteristic which affords workers reasonable protections from less-than-scrupulous employers.
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