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Man who had his job as a ‘period dignity officer’ axed after backlash reveals he will sue his former employer under Equality Act
- Jason Grant was appointed as interval dignity officer within the Tay area of Scotland
- Duties included selling free sanitary merchandise and discussing menstruation
- The job was scrapped after public backlash over a man being employed for the function
- Mr Grant is taking authorized motion in opposition to his former employer under Equality Act
The man who had his job as the UK’s first ever ‘interval dignity officer’ scrapped attributable to backlash will be pursuing authorized motion in opposition to the group that employed him.
Jason Grant was appointed to the £36,000-a-year function to speak to girls and ladies about durations and the menopause by a Scottish faculty in August.
However critics stated it was ludicrous to nominate a man and inside weeks the SNP-run councils within the Tay space of Scotland, who employed Mr Grant, axed the function.
Now the former account supervisor and private coach is taking authorized motion under the Equality Act, with the opportunity of a sexual discrimination declare.
The authorized motion will be taken in opposition to his former employers who are made up of a working group of Dundee and Angus College, Perth College, Dundee City Council and Angus Council.
The UK’s first ever function of ‘interval dignity officer’ has been scrapped after a livid international backlash for appointing a man to do the £36,000-a-year job. Pictured above: Mr Grant
The Tobacco salesman turned macho private coach Jason Grant will be taking authorized motion in opposition to The Period Dignity Working Group
Employment legislation specialist Ryan Russell, of MML Legal, stated it was pursuing a case on behalf of Mr Grant under the Equality Act 2010.
Mr Russell claimed that Mr Grant went from ‘poster boy to fall man’ and was ‘publicly dismissed’ and earlier than being given written discover his function had been scrapped.
He stated: ‘The partnership selected to stay utterly silent in the previous couple of weeks till publicly asserting his dismissal from the publish.
‘During this time, the partnership stated nothing while Jason got here under fixed assault from throughout the globe.
‘There are many authorized points arising not solely from his appointment however within the selections which were made to not assist Jason or stand by their appointment which may influence his well being, profession and future prospects.
‘If Jason was not a man, would he have been dismissed from the function? How would you’re feeling if this was a member of your loved ones.’
Mr Grant additionally runs two train companies – JLG Fitness Wellbeing and Rabble Dundee and is the co-owner of Farm Fit on the Rhynd
When Mr Grant was appointed, a panel, led by Dundee & Angus faculty’s Learning Engagement Officer, Katie Baxter, claimed the choice was ‘a no brainer, interval!’. Above: Mr Grant in boxing gear
As a Period Dignity Officer, Mr Grant had been anticipated to guide campaigns throughout colleges, schools and communities in Tayside to boost consciousness of Scotland’s legislation on interval merchandise.
The Scottish authorities funded the function however clarified it was not concerned within the hiring course of.
Critics of the choice included tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who branded the transfer ‘ridiculous’ and requested: ‘Have we ever tried to elucidate to males the best way to shave or the best way to maintain their prostate or no matter?’
Dundee and Angus College have been approached for remark.