Haringey whistle-blower Nevres Kemal has lost her victimisation claim against the council.
In 2008, six months before the death of Peter Connelly, Kemal wrote to ministers claiming Haringey was not effectively tackling child sex abusers. She had previously been suspended from her post at the council after claiming it was not following correct child protection procedures in an alleged child sex abuse case.
Last year, when Haringey refused to interview her for a social worker post, Kemal stated she was being victimised because of her whistle-blowing. The employment tribunal rejected her case, however, accepting the council’s evidence that Kemal’s history at Haringey played no part in her not being shortlisted for the job.
A Haringey Council spokesperson said: “We welcome the Tribunal’s decision to dismiss Ms Kemal’s claims against Haringey Council. Our focus remains on ensuring that the improvements we are making to our children’s service continue apace.”
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