Tate Worker Wants Compensation for Cold Conditions
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A staff member at the Tate Modern says working there caused a serious deterioration in her health and forced her to go on long-term sick leave.

 

A staff member at the Tate Modern says working there caused a serious deterioration in her health and forced her to go on long-term sick leave.

In her claim for compensation against the museum, gallery supervisor Elizabeth Andrews cites the low temperatures in the vast exhibition space, among other factors. Andrews, who suffers from Crohn's disease, had previously worked at the smaller Tate Britain, but says she was forced to transfer to the Tate Modern, where she became ill. She was eventually allowed to go back to the smaller facility, but the Tate's board of trustees are contesting her claim for compensation, saying it was lodged too late. In a hearing before an employment tribunal, Andrews has argued that the way she was treated constituted "one continuing act" and that her claim is within the necessary time restrictions.

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