In 2002 Amanda was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and depression. Her Osteoarthritis was as a result of a fall at work which affected her right knee, toes, neck, lower back and both shoulders. Her disabilities affect her ability to carry out normal day to day activities such as, socialising, household chores, shopping and walking for long periods of time.
Amanda worked for her employer for 17 years and had always been open and honest about her condition but went on sick leave due to work related stress as she had no access to her disability equipment and was forced to carry out a duty which she was not able to do because of her disability.
She contacted the Disability Law Service who assessed the merits of her case and helped her with her claim. With the help of DLS, she successfully won compensation of £18,000 for injury to feelings and further awards for unlawful deduction to wages. Rarely awarded by Tribunals, she was re-instated and was successful in her claims for disability discrimination.Amanda’s Story