The Daily Telegraph
Male period dignity officer sues after post is scrapped
A MAN who was appointed as a period dignity officer is suing the group that controversially hired him after the post was axed.
Jason Grant’s lawyers said he was pursuing action under the Equality Act, with the possibility of a sexual discrimination claim, and questioned whether he would have been dismissed if he had been a woman.
Ryan Russell, an employment law specialist at MML Legal, said Mr Grant was “publicly dismissed” before being given written confirmation that the role in Tayside had been scrapped.
He said Mr Grant “came under constant attack from all around the globe” amid the furore over his appointment.
Mr Grant was hired in August, on a salary of more than £33,000 per year, by Tayside’s period dignity working group which includes representatives from local colleges and councils.
The post, funded by SNP ministers, involved the distribution of free period products to schools and colleges and discussing menopause issues.
The working group has approached for comment.