Captain makes record discrimination claim

A former Army captain who was forced to leave the armed forces after becoming pregnant is claiming a record u500,000 sex discrimination payout from the Ministry of Defence. The claim, made by former Royal Army Education Corps captain Abigail Kirkby-Harris, includes compensation for lost earnings, allowances and pension entitlements. It is the largest claim of almost 3,000 cases which have been settled by the MoD. About 1,500 claims are still outstanding.