The Daily Telegraph

Male period dignity officer sues after post is scrapped

- By Simon Johnson

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.

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