Receiving a salary without having to work is the dream of the Godínezes and the nightmare of companies, especially when this becomes a reality due to a permanent disability caused by work. Such is the case of a man who has been in this situation for 15 years and who has decided to sue his former company under the allegation that he has not received a salary increase in all this time.
In accordance with The clarinIan Clifford, who in 2000 worked for Lotus Development, requested his sick leave after eight years and recently noticed that the money he received was not enough to have a decent life, since everything has risen in price, which is why that he decided to go to law to ask for a raise (yes, even if he doesn’t do anything).
Ian argued that he was a victim of disability discrimination by the company he worked for, since his salary has not increased in the last 15 years that he has been on leave. The computer scientist receives 67 thousand dollars and his salary is guaranteed until he is 65 years old, which means that he will receive 1.9 million dollars during said time.
But he says that’s not “generous enough,” as his $67,000-a-month salary won’t amount to anything anytime soon due to current inflation.
Despite his arguments, the judge in turn dismissed his claim and explained that the absence of a salary increase does not constitute disability discrimination, since the amount he receives was previously set before another judge and both parties agreed. Also, the amount he receives is good enough to cover his expenses, not his entire family’s cats.
It cannot be less favorable treatment related to the disability. It’s a favorable deal, no less.
Unfortunately, Ian didn’t get what he wanted and will have to start managing his money better, as we all do. millennials since we entered adulthood.