Twitter user claims he was sacked after admitting depression

An employee has claimed on Twitter that he was sacked by a small business after he informed his boss that he was suffering from depression.

The tweeter, known as @badlydrawnroy, posted on the social network saying: "Dear Twitter, I just opened up to my boss about my depression and she's indicated she might have to fire me. Erm, help?". He then added: "'We're a small company, there's no room for passengers.' My boss after I told her about my depression and how I'm getting help with it."

He later posted that he had indeed been fired and tweeted a link to his dismissal letter.

"It is with regret that we must terminate your contract with COMPANY NAME, due to non-performance," the letter said.

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A Serious Let Down

I am astonished that they used admitted depression as a grounds for terminating a contract.

I go through heavy bouts of depression and it has been part of my working life rather like my dyslexia but to consider it a severe hinderence is rubbish.

I think this stands as a common example of the lack of understanding to these conditions and failure to understand that you can work with and around them without any hinderence to the business.

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