Whis­per­ing cop sues over job

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

ASH­FORD: A for mer po­lice sergeant with a rare voice dis­or­der is su­ing her old force claim­ing she was passed over for a job as a dog han­dler be­cause she can only whis­per.

Cather­ine Gil­bert, 35, said she was not given the op­por­tu­nity to carry out train­ing for the role.

She also told the tri­bunal in Ash­ford that Kent Po­lice failed to make “rea­son­able ad­just­ments” for her con­di­tion, leav­ing her un­able to com­mu­ni­cate with col­leagues or use the phone without dif­fi­culty.

Gil­bert quit her job in 2005 and is claim­ing tens of thou­sands of pounds for loss of earn­ings. – Daily Mail

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