Richard Gizbert is not a household name in Britain but he is a famous
face in British newsrooms, becoming the first journalist to use health
and safety law to dispute his dismissal after he refused assignments to
a war zone.
The London-based journalist had worked for the US network ABC for 11
years and previously covered conflicts including Bosnia and Rwanda. But
having become a British citizen, and with two teenage children, he
refused to go to Iraq, citing ABC News' voluntary policy on
correspondents covering wars. ABC later declined to renew his contract.
He has won a year-long battle for unfair dismissal.
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