Employment Tribunal

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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Redundant Nortel employees win Employment Tribunal unfair dismissal claims

December 11, 2014

The BBC has reported that a number of staff made redundant by Nortel have won their claims for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal after they were fired last year. Over 100 staff lost their jobs at the Nortel factory in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, after the Canadian firm made a round of redundancies in […]

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Perth and Kinross Council settle disability discrimination case with former solicitor

November 19, 2014

A former employee of a Scottish council has settled a legal action against her former employers after she won various claims at a tribunal hearing. Valerie Gauld, a solicitor who formerly worked at Perth and Kinross Council, brought claims for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal against the council after she was […]

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G4S security guard wins Employment Tribunal claim after he was made a “scapegoat”

October 5, 2014

A former security guard at HM Treasury has won his claim for unfair dismissal against his former employer after it was found that he had been made a “scapegoat” for the failings of the firm. Mr Wilfred Onyia brought legal claims against security firm G4S after he claimed he was forced to resign last year […]

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Former deckhand wins compensation after boss threatens to stab him

March 18, 2014

A former deckhand has won compensation in the Employment Tribunal after a director of the firm that employed him threatened to stab him to death and throw him over the side of the boat, according to the Grimsby Telegraph. Mr Dean Wilbourne-Kay started work with Access Offshore Marine Limited in June 2012 as a deck […]

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Employment Tribunal makes order for costs of £117,000

March 4, 2014

A barrister’s chambers has reported that the East London Employment Tribunal has made an award of costs against a Claimant of over £100,000 – the largest single costs award against an individual in the Employment Tribunal on record. Ely Place Chambers has reported that an award of costs was made against Dr Makanjuola in the […]

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Lecturer claims unfair dismissal in Employment Tribunal after alleging biased redundancy

January 20, 2014

A lecturer who was made redundant from a top London university in 2012 has made a claim to the Employment Tribunal after alleging that his redundancy was ‘rigged’. Dr Fanis Missirlis was employed as a lecturer in cell biology at Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences until he was made redundant in June […]

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Business’ Employment Tribunal appeal rejected as out of time

January 13, 2014

A Plymouth-based firm has been told that it is out of time to appeal against an Employment Tribunal judgment after a former employee won a claim against it, the Plymouth Herald has reported. The Glassblowing House Limited, which ran the Glassblowing House restaurant in Plymouth, lost an Employment Tribunal case brought against it by former […]

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Employee’s constructive dismissal claim rejected by Employment Tribunal

January 9, 2014

A former joinery worker has lost his claim in the Employment Tribunal after an Employment Judge ruled that his employers had not breached his contract of employment through their actions. Mr Martin Tiddles worked for MMR Limited – a joinery firm – as a labourer until he resigned from his job on 29 January 2013 […]

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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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