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Who is Piotr Dytkowski ?
A factory worker who was fired for attacking a colleague won a disability discrimination lawsuit after a court ruled that he suffered from “diabetic rabies.”
Piotr Dytkowski was enraged when his colleague Lucas Ulvenmoe commented on his delay and gave him a ‘look’ on December 4, 2018.
The Fox’s Biscuits factory worker grabbed the staff member and yelled angrily, ‘Tell me that again and I’ll smash your fucking face.’wikipedia
Later, Dytkowski told bosses that he had recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and that he was struggling to control the condition, but his employers did not accept his theory and he was fired from the factory in Kirkham, Lancashire. , for serious misconduct.
Now, Dytkowski has successfully sued his former employer for disability discrimination and wrongful termination after an employment court ruled in his favor.
Piotr Dytkowski, who worked at a Fox’s Biscuits factory in Kirkham, Lancashire, has won a disability discrimination and unfair dismissal
You will be awarded compensation from Northern Foods Grocery Group, which markets itself as Fox’s Biscuits, at a later date.
At the hearing, Mr. Dytkowski shared articles on the phenomenon of “diabetic rabies.”
It was heard that “uncontrolled blood sugar levels in diabetics can make patients more susceptible to strong emotions, including anger.”
At the hearing in Manchester it was said that Dytkowski was diagnosed with diabetes in March 2018 and worked on the process line at the site from 2009 until he was fired in January 2019.
A court report read: ‘An incident occurred on December 4, 2018, following a team meeting.
‘Mr Dytkowski was late and Lucas Ulvenmoe commented that everyone should be on time. Dytkowski took offense at this comment, which he believed was directed at him.
After the meeting, she approached Mr. Ulvenmoe, grabbing him by his clothes or pushing him, while she yelled at him.
‘Mr Ulvenmore, like Mr Dytkowski, is Polish, and the words they yelled were in Polish, but the parties agreed that they were angry and offensive, which roughly translates to’ tell me again and I’ll tear the shit out of you ** face ” and ” now get out of my fucking face. ”
Mr. Dytkowski explained that he had felt ‘horrible’ the day before the incident.
“The morning of the incident, the heater in his car had broken, making it difficult to defrost the car, which meant he was late and in a bad mood.
He will be awarded compensation from Northern Foods Grocery Group – which trades as Fox’s Biscuits – at another date
“He was provoked by Mr. Ulvenmoe’s comments about the lateness and by a ‘look’ Mr. Ulvenmoe gave him as they left the meeting.”
The factory worker admitted to bosses that what he did was wrong, but he described his “theory” that his diabetes meant that he was “unable to control his emotions” and “exploded with rage.”
His blood sugar levels showed that they were rising and his colleagues had even commented before the incident “you are more angry than you used to be” and “your temper is getting faster”.
The report stated: “ Mr Dytkowski understands, based on what his treating doctors have told him, that there may be a ‘honeymoon’ period after an insulin dependent diagnosis in which the start of treatment Insulin causes the pancreas to partially weaken. resume its function.
However, after a few months, the pancreas ‘dies’ and the patient will become completely dependent on the injected insulin.
“Mr. Dytkowski’s theory is that this change occurred during [that week], and that explains that he was unable to control his emotions, felt horrible, and ultimately the explosive ‘rage’ that led to the incident with Mr. Ulvenmoe “.
Dytkowski committed to working with HR, taking a diabetes course, and participating in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
He monitored his high blood sugar levels and shared them with his bosses, however production manager Nick Bourne fired him.
In court, Mr. Dytkowski was “very frank” that he had sought, but was unable to obtain, evidence from his doctors to support his point of view, explaining that the doctors “could not say for sure. “.
But employment judge Joanne Dunlop agreed with him and ruled that he was discriminated against because of his disability and unfairly fired.
Judge Dunlop said: “On December 4, Dytkowski was dealing with a stressful situation regarding his car and his late arrival at work, which was then compounded by some provocation, in his eyes at least, from the Mr. Ulvenmoe.
“He is not a medical expert but, at least to some extent, we have the right to treat him as an expert on his own condition and how he experiences the effects of it.
‘We have discovered that he was a completely honest witness and this is not the case of an employee who presents such an explanation opportunistically; whether right or wrong, we are sure that his point of view is genuine.
Given those findings, his evidence that his reaction was different than what he would have been on another occasion, and that the difference is due to his uncontrolled diabetes, is not something that can be overlooked. lightly.
“Taking into account all the above factors, we concluded that his condition had a significant influence or, to put it another way, played an important role in his behavior during the day.”
Dytkowski will receive compensation from Northern Foods Grocery Group, which markets itself as Fox’s Biscuits, at a later date. However, he will be reduced by 30 percent due to his conduct.
Piotr Dytkowski Quick and Facts
- Fox’s Biscuits factory worker was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes
- Piotr Dytkowski got enraged when colleague made comment about lateness
- He was sacked by bosses at the biscuit factory for gross misconduct
- Mr Dytkowski won his claim after tribunal ruled he was suffering ‘diabetic rage’