U.K.: “Single mother soldier expecting a large payout from Army over discrimination claim”

by Walter Olson on April 14, 2010

“A single mother soldier is expecting to win a large payout from the Army after a tribunal ruled that it had failed to take enough notice of her childcare needs. … a tribunal ruled [Tilern DeBique] was within her rights to miss training [in Britain's 10th Signal Regiment] when she could not find anyone to look after her daughter.” [Telegraph]


1 Doug 04.14.10 at 11:27 am

Well, nothing to fear from the country that use to rule the waves.

2 Greg Dwyer 04.15.10 at 9:21 am

This is truly horrifying. How can the UK be expected to prosecute a war when they are now going to be requiring the military to find foster parents for single soldiers?

3 Angry Veteran 04.18.10 at 5:56 pm

US military requires that single-parents of any sex have a designated person who will care for the child in the event of deployment. I am astonished that a British court found that “she was within her rights to miss training” Do potential enemies respect a parent’s right to raise their children unhindered by military obligations?

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