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Seems this surreal situation is merely part of an even more surreal background: this female "soldier" was recruited by the very Armed Forces tasked with defending this Country against foreign invasion, in a foreign country and isn't a British citizen - so instead of entering this country under a lorry, it appears they can now enter in a British Army uniform! :roll:

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Cos Eagle, unlike the employment of "Commonwealth" soldiers in the past who (with the exeption of the Gurkhas), fought as "allies" with clearly marked insignia; we now have a situation where every waif and stray from foreign parts is hired for pay - bit like the premiere league I guess! Merely proves that we havn't been paying decent enough wages to attract citizen volunteers - alas the economics of the times - seems cheap labour applies to everything! :roll:

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Errrm Kyje; what's "former colonies" got to do with anything; "FORMER" = past tense; they are not "British" as in the British Isles and are thus foreign. On this basis, our Army is now basically one large "foreign" legion, employing cheap mercenaries - such is the state of the nation. :roll:

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If you can't do a job, you shouldn't be in it.

 

Her child care arrangements are her problem, not the MoD's.

 

What would have happened if she'd been posted abroad? or needed to turn in to work at short notice due to a national emergency?

 

Her claim for what would have been ALL of her earnings if she had stayed in the Army for 22 years is patently ridiculous. That assumes that she actually WOULD have stayed in (few do!) and that now she'll never work again.

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Well the real motivations are being shown in the outcomes: from a claim for ?100,000, which has now blossomed to ?500,000; to the fact that she's quit the Army - will she be returning to her country of origin? :roll: btw Kyje, I'm sure, as a single mum, the tax payer will now be looking after her, incl pensioners - who still pay taxes. :roll:

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She got ?17K. Tribunal said that she had been discriminated against - although I'm not clear whether that's about the childcare issue or other incidents. No compensation for loss of earnings, as they ruled she'd not tried hard enough to find other work. She'd also turned down an alternative job in the Army, that had childcare facilities on site.

 

Both sides are daft. She thinks she should be above the law and allowed to import relatives to care for her child, and she takes a job that's bound to be problematic on that score. The MoD hired a single parent for a job where there's no leeway at all for the inevitable occasions where the child has to come first. Now they've wasted a load of money arguing and even more settling the argument. Like there's not enough for the Army to do... :roll:

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If the MoD had refused to hire a single mother then they'd have been wide open to a sex discrimination case for that alone.

 

Since the child was living with relatives abroad when she joined the army, and she only brought it into the country at a later date, it's not clear whether the army even knew when they hired her that she was a mother.

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