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Employment Tribunal hears disability discrimination and unfair dismissal case in Lacy v Accenture & others

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Peter Lacy, who was the former Chief Responsibility Officer at Accenture, is taking legal action against the consulting firm and some of his former colleagues, including the CEO and other senior members of management. He has brought claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Lacy claims that after working with the company for 15 years, he was abruptly fired. According to him, he was marginalised and belittled due to his ADHD.

At a preliminary hearing on 4 April 2024, Mr Lacy secured a deposit order against Accenture in relation to his claim of unfair dismissal, requiring Accenture to pay a £1,000 deposit as a condition of being permitted to pursue its defence to the unfair dismissal claim.  The Tribunal found that the defence to the unfair dismissal claim had little reasonable prospects of success.

James Laddie KC and Nathan Roberts, instructed by James Hockin and Lana Armstrong at Withers, represent Peter Lacy.