‘I’m a very organised, hard-working person so the job, which is quite intense, suited me, and I worked with a very tight-knit team of people who were lovely and to whom I became close.
‘I would go out for meals with many of them, invite them round to my flat, visit them at their homes and go to concerts with them.
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Miss Ladele said: ‘Now I am just so relieved to be able to speak about what has happened to me, and the way I really feel.’ Born in London, Miss Ladele, who has never been married, was brought up in Nigeria by her devoutly Christian parents, who took her to church every week and sent her to a strict religious school.
She admits her Christianity was tested when, at the age of 20, she gave birth to a son out of wedlock.
Being a single mother is tough but I had plenty of support from my colleagues and I was very happy at that time.’ Lillian Ladele's complaints were upheld by the Central London Tribunal this week Among Miss Ladele’s colleagues were several gay men and women who were attracted to Islington because of the ‘right-on’ image of the council, but she says she had exactly the same relationship with them as with her other co-workers.
She says, however, that problems began following the appointment of Helen Mendez-Child as Superintendent Registrar – and her manager – in 2000.‘From the start, she was hostile towards me, although I have no idea why she took a dislike to me,’ she says.
After finishing her course, she took on a series of administrative jobs with the council and began working as a deputy registrar in 1992, a role about which she was passionate from the start. I loved the fact that I was meeting people at important moments in their lives,’ she says.
‘As a Christian, I loved being able to help people, to talk to them when they needed advice – it’s what my religion is all about and I think I have a lot of empathy.These are all terrific choices for authors when looking for a good read.These authors cover a wide spectrum of the Christian writing genre.Even now, this makes her feel guilty, although she insists: ‘I would never claim to be perfect.’When her relationship with her son’s father, a fellow Nigerian, collapsed, she moved to America to start a new life.She lived there for a number of years, getting an education.‘At first it was subtle, but I noticed the tone of voice she used when speaking to me was harsher than the one she used for everyone else.‘Then one day I rang to tell her I’d be late because I had to go to the doctor.