employment law

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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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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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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Termination Settlements: Employee Options

February 4, 2014

Employees who experience difficulty at work can frequently feel crushed and despondent; they may even be declared unfit to work by their GP due to workplace stress. Individuals frequently feel it unjust that their only option is to ‘walk away’. The current financial climate has been credited for increasing workplace tension, as employees are driven […]

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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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