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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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Scottish Government commits to scrapping Employment Tribunal fees

September 4, 2015

The Scottish Government announced last week in its Programme for Government (a precursor to the SNP manifesto for Holyrood in 2016) that it would abolish fees for Employment Tribunals, a radical move away from the UK Government’s policy on Employment Tribunals since it came to power in 2010. In this article we will look at the history […]

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Thames Water ordered to pay £361,000 after fatal accident at work

January 26, 2015

An English utility company has been ordered by the English courts to pay over £350,000 in fines and costs after a long-serving employee was killed in an accident at work in 2010. Thames Water Utilities Limited (“TWUL”) has been fined and ordered to pay costs of £361,000 by the Southwark Crown Court after Mr Raymond […]

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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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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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Accident at work lands company in court

April 9, 2014

A Leicestershire-based company has been fined by the Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences that led to serious injuries to one of its workers. K & DE Barnett and Sons were fined almost £7,000 and ordered to pay the prosecution’s costs after a worker fell from the a stack of […]

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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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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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