A bakery assistant has reached a settlement with a bakery in Gloucestershire after she was dismissed because she was a diabetic.

The Disability Rights Commision (DRC) took up the case of Elizabeth Morrison, 51, dismissed from the Emma’s Country Cakes plant in Coleford. Management at the firm told Morrison that there were safety concerns because she was working with machinery. But the DRC said there could be a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act and a cause for a case before an employment tribunal. So far, Emma’s Country Cakes has declined to comment