US taken to tribunal

By Leon Symons, October 15, 2009

The former director of education for the United Synagogue’s Agency for Jewish Education is taking the US to an employment tribunal.

Jeffrey Leader was one of a number of people made redundant at the beginning of the year in what the US dubbed a “reorganisation” of what had been regarded as its flagship education body.

The AJE had won plaudits from the highest echelons of government for its teacher-training programmes.

Mr Leader said: “I can confirm that I am taking the United Synagogue to a tribunal but I cannot make any other comment.” The tribunal will be in Watford in December.

Last updated: 11:58am, October 15 2009