Twitter supports salesman sacked for depression

Roy Ward received support and obtained thousands of followers on Twitter after he tweeted the message:

"Dear Twitter, I just opened up to my boss about my depression and she’s indicated she might have to fire me. Erm, help?"

Help and support then streamed in from followers, Tory MP Louise Menshe, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and users claiming to be lawyers.

Ward posted a link and a message saying "Here is my letter of dismissal. FUN TIMES. Dear Roy It is with regret that we must terminate your contract."

Mr. Ward has decided not to reveal the company name as of yet saying he does not want others to lose their job.

The letter said:

"It is with regret that we must terminate your contract with (COMPANY NAME) due to non-performance. As discussed with your line manager, ***** ******, on several occasions, there has been a lack of activity resulting in lack of business and an unacceptable future business pipeline .Roy, we do not take these decisions lightly but as you admitted yourself, you have been unable to pick up the phone and make calls lately and, as a small business, we cannot continue to pay a salesman a salary when no sales are forecast."

This situation brings to light the fact that there is still discrimination in the workplace and Tory MP Mensch says the situation of Roy Ward is "appalling"

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