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Cleanaway pays price for gay taunts

One of Britain's biggest waste firms has been forced to pay £35,000 to a worker who quit after being taunted by his bosses for being gay. Cleanaway was found guilty of constructive dismissal and unlawful harassment on grounds of sexual orientation at the Employment Tribunals in London this week. Business transformation manager Robert Whitfield, 28, was subjected to "persistent" discrimination that "seriously damaged" his employment relationship, said the panel.