Employment Tribunal

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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Virgin Media worker loses Employment Tribunal claim after erratic behaviour at Christmas party

November 20, 2013

A former Virgin Media employee has lost her claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination in the Employment Tribunal after she was sacked this year for allegedly insulting and harassing her coworkers at a Christmas party. Ms Tracy Cordiner worked for Virgin Media Limited at their Birmingham city centre base until she was dismissed for […]

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Banker labelled “crazy miss Cokehead” wins Employment Tribunal claim

November 5, 2013

A successful female banker who was forced out of her job after being labelled “a major car crash” and a “cokehead” has won her employment tribunal claims for sexual harassment, victimisation, sex discrimination and unfair dismissal against a major eastern European bank, The Mail Online reports. Miss Svetlana Lokhova worked for Sberbank – the biggest […]

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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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Convicted paedophile wins breach of contract claim after dismissed in prison

October 16, 2013

A convicted paedophile has won a claim for breach of contract against his former employers after he was dismissed without notice last year whilst in prison. Mr Robert Wills was employed by RWE Npower as a power station worker until his contract was terminated earlier this year. Mr Wills, who had worked at the company […]

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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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Medical practice manager wins Employment Tribunal unfair dismissal case

September 17, 2013

A former medical practice manager at a surgery in the West Midlands has had an Employment Tribunal find in her favour in her claim for unfair dismissal but her compensation has been slashed over concerns that she contributed to her dismissal. Mrs Jill Paton worked for her husband Dr Richard Paton’s surgery as the medical […]

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Sacked head wins Employment Tribunal fight for £217,000

September 12, 2013

A sacked head teacher has won a mammoth payout from the Employment Tribunal after a year-long legal struggle. Mr Bernie Routledge was suspended and then later sacked as the head of Howells in Denbeigh after he was accused of “inappropriate” conduct with pupils on Facebook. He was initially suspended because of his conduct and communication […]

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Blurred lines in constructive dismissal claims for failure to deal promptly and properly with grievances

September 12, 2013

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Blackburn v Aldi Stores Ltd UKEAT/0185/12/JOJ brings to the fore again the fact that employers must properly deal with grievances to ensure that they don’t open themselves up to litigation in the Employment Tribunal Grievances, constructive dismissal claims and the Employment Tribunal The recent case of Blackburn v Aldi […]

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