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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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Martin Watts takes unfair dismissal claim to the Employment Tribunal

September 30, 2013

It has been reported by This is Cornwall that Martin Watts, the former chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust board, is taking his former employer to the Employment Tribunal in a bid to be reinstated to the RCHT board after he resigned earlier this year. Mr Watts, the former chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital […]

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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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Worker wins racial harassment claim after nickname “Golliwog Brian” given

August 26, 2013

A worker has won a claim for racial harassment in the Employment Tribunal after both he and other workers were subjected at work to what the Tribunal described as “unacceptable” nicknames and comments. Mr Roy Morgan brought a claim for racial discrimination and racial harassment last year against his employer, Halls of Gloucester, after both […]

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Apprentice claim is labelled “a claim which should never have been brought”

April 14, 2013

The 2010 Apprentice winner, Stella English, has lost her claim for constructive dismissal against Lord Sugar’s company, Amshold Group Limited. The Employment Tribunal’s decision can be read here: English v Amshold Group Ltd. It was widely reported in the press that English described her £100,000 a year job as “a sham” and claimed she was […]

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The importance of dealing with grievances properly

February 10, 2013

If a business employs more than a handful of persons then it’s more than likely that there will be a certain amount of disputes in the workplace. If these disputes escalate they can often result in what are known as “grievances” – an informal or formal complaint by the employee regarding some element of their […]

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Race harassment in the workplace – how to identify it and protect yourself

August 17, 2012

A recent Daily Mail article demonstrates the continuing pervasiveness of racial discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Mrs Davies, a former Job Centre employee, was subjected to race-related harassment and was forced to resign from her employment because she objected to racially offensive conversations during working hours. She subsequently claimed in the Employment Tribunal for […]

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