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Student's compensation claim against Halesowen firm thrown out
11:38am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
A ROMANIAN student has been stopped from seeking compensation for race and disability discrimination against a Halesowen recruitment firm after making similar claims against five other companies.
Birmingham Employment Tribunal decided compensation claims made by Constantin Cercel against The Best Connection Employment Group had been registered too late and were struck out.
Mr Cercel, aged 27, did not attend the hearing and was said to have no permanent address.
He is believed to be studying at a university.
Edmund Beever, representing Best Connection, of Birmingham Street, Halesowen, said the firm had found Cercel temporary jobs but the contracts had run out.
He said Mr Cercel had not explained what the race discrimination claim was about.
But he said the disability discrimination allegation stemmed from a train accident in Romania in which Mr Cercel injured an arm.
It appeared Mr Cercel alleged no reasonable adjustments were made to help him cope with his injured arm.
Mr Cercel said in a letter to the tribunal he had been delayed in registering his claims because he had been seeking legal advice.
He also alleged in the letter that Best Connection’s attitude had affected his Human Rights.
Mr Beever successfully applied to have Mr Cercel’s compensation claims struck out after complaining they had been made past the tribunal’s three month deadline.
Tribunal judge Linda Findlay approved the strike out, stating Mr Cercel’s claims had been registered one week too late and that there had been no further response from him.
Mr Cercel was said to have made compensation claims against six recruitment firms – the Best Connection claims being the first to be heard.
The other five are still in the tribunal pipeline, it was said.