A YORK woman who has worked in the rail industry for 14 years has won £222,000 in compensation after being overlooked for a post in favour of a man with 18 months' experience.
Railway worker Laetitia Booth was awarded the compensation after winning her sex discrimination case against Network Rail.
Ms Booth, a 37-year-old mechanical engineer, won her case for constructive dismissal and sex discrimination and said she had been forced to "completely reassess" her working life. She said: "I thought the rest of my career was going to be in the railways, but obviously that is not possible now as Network Rail are the only relevant employer."
The award included compensation for the loss of entitlement to a final salary pension scheme and lost earnings.