discrimination

Tribunal rules that ‘injury to feelings’ settlement sum is taxable

November 30, 2016

In Moorthy v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, The Upper Tax Tribunal recently considered whether a settlement sum paid to Mr Moorthy as compensation for injury to feelings in an age discrimination claim was to be treated as employment income, and whether it was therefore chargeable to income tax under the Income […]

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Disabled woman wins Employment Tribunal claim over toilet issues

April 16, 2014

A disabled mother-of-three has won her claim for discrimination in the Employment Tribunal after it was found that her employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace to accommodate her disability. Mrs Karen Sharpe, 44, who has the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS), made her Employment Tribunal claim after she had a dispute […]

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US policewoman wins $5.7 million after being sexually harassed at work

March 24, 2014

A former St Louis police officer has been awarded millions of dollars by a court after she succeeded in her claim that she had been harassed and discriminated by fellow officers on the police force. Tanisha Ross-Paige, a former canine officer in the St Louis police force, made her claims for sex discrimination, sexual harassment, […]

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Wiccan wins Employment Tribunal claim for discrimination

December 30, 2013

A Hemel Hempstead business has lost its defence against an Employment Tribunal claim made by a former employee after it was held that the employee had been unfairly dismissed and discriminated against. Ms Holland, a former employee of the Londis shop in Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, made her Employment Tribunal claim after she was sacked […]

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Transsexual PC loses Employment Tribunal claim

December 16, 2013

A transsexual police officer has had her employment tribunal claim for discrimination and harassment after she claimed that she had been offended by having to “out” herself at work. PC Emma Chapman made her Employment Tribunal claims after she complained that she had been forced to “out” herself over the radio system whilst working for […]

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Lesbian employees wins £7,500 compensation after being discriminated against at work

December 2, 2013

A lesbian employee has successfully sued for sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace after her boss plied her with pornography in the course of employment. Ms Coleen Rowntree worked for Knauf UK as a forklift truck driver from 2008 until she resigned from her job in 2011. After resigning she subsequently made an employment tribunal […]

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Employment Status – Halawi v World Duty Free (UKEAT/0166/13)

November 28, 2013

An individual’s employment status determines their rights, obligations and their employer’s responsibilities. Despite the obvious importance of the question of employment status, it is not an easy one to answer. It is impossible to set down a clear set of criteria that definitely determines an individual’s status as the area is highly fact sensitive. However, […]

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Nursery teacher banned from speaking Polish in breaks at work wins Employment Tribunal claim

October 24, 2013

A nursery school teacher who was banned from speaking Polish in her workplace has won her Employment Tribunal claim after she contended that she was directly discriminated against, harassed and victimized by her former employer. Mrs Barbara Jurga, 56, who is of Polish national origin, came to the United Kingdom in 1991 and joined her […]

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A4E found guilty of race discrimination at the Employment Tribunal

September 24, 2013

A4E, the training company which provides “back-to-work” services for the Government, has been found liable for unfair dismissal and race discrimination at the Employment Tribunal after a two-year legal battle. Mr Rohim Ullah worked for the company as a manager until 2011 when he was sacked for allegedly failing to follow proper procedures in the […]

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Employment Tribunal cases in the news last week

August 12, 2013

In this post we’re going to look at a number of Employment Tribunal cases that have made the headlines in the last week, including: Black worker awarded £27,000 after hearing colleague referred to as golliwog (The Telegraph) A black worker who worked at a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Gloucester has won his Employment Tribunal […]

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