A worker suffered age discrimination and was unfairly dismissed from his role in a leisure centre because his local authority employer wanted to avoid incurring his pension costs after he turned 50, an employment tribunal has found.
Christopher Wals More...09 September 2011 15:17
South Tyneside Council v Ward FACTS Mrs Ward had worked for the employer since 1987. In 2003, Mrs Ward's team moved offices and both her line manager and department manager changed. Mrs Ward alleged that, following these changes, her job con More...29 August 2011 00:01
McBride v Falkirk Football & Athletic Club
In December 2008, Mr May became overall manager of Falkirk Football & Athletic Club. Mr McBride was promoted to Mr May's old position of manager of the under-19 (U19) team. Crucially, Mr More...09 August 2011 15:51
The Department for Education (DfE) and Haringey Council's applications to challenge the ruling of unfair dismissal in the Sharon Shoesmith case have been rejected by the Supreme Court.
Shoesmith was sacked by the former education secretary Ed Balls More...02 August 2011 15:56
There may be more than one or two senior executives at News Corporation thinking about their position right now, amid public clamour for heads to roll because of alledged serious wrongdoing went on while they were in charge. But does it necessarily foll More...18 July 2011 15:31
John Lewis Partnership v Charman
Mr Charman was summarily dismissed by John Lewis on 13 March 2010. He appealed and the appeal hearing took place on 24 May. On 28 June, he was sent a letter dismissing the appeal but, as he was abroad at t More...08 June 2011 10:16
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Mylott FACTS Mr Mylott was employed by Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He went off sick with stress following alleged poor management and a meeting during which it was alleged that his former line More...23 May 2011 00:01
A "well-known celebrity chef" has obtained a temporary restricted reporting order to prevent the press from revealing the identities of people involved in claims brought against him by two former employees.
The chef is facing claims of unfair dismis More...06 May 2011 13:06
Extending the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years will lead to a rise in discrimination claims and will cause confusion for employers and staff, according to the TUC. In its submission to the Government's consultation on wor More...19 April 2011 12:05
Arhin v Enfield Primary Care Trust
Dr Arhin was employed as a consultant and assistant director by Enfield Primary Care Trust. In 2006, the trust undertook a reorganisation that resulted in Dr Arhin being made redundant on 30 June 2007.
More...21 March 2011 00:01
This year brings a number of cases which could have a significant bearing on the employment law landscape. Here is a brief roundup of cases to watch out for in 2011.
When are employees entitled to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings? More...14 March 2011 10:02
No employer wants to go through a discipline and grievance process - they are time-consuming, potentially costly and can damage employee relations and reputation as well as the bank balance. However, many employers find themselves having to deal with th More...02 March 2011 16:49
McMaster v Antrim Borough Council
Mr McMaster was employed as a driver for Antrim Borough Council's recycling service. It was made clear to him during training that the removal of waste for payment constituted gross misconduct. He was not More...22 February 2011 15:26
Mehta v Child Support Agency FACTS Ms Mehta brought unfair dismissal proceedings against her former employer, the Child Support Agency (CSA). Ms Mehta was unrepresented at the two day employment tribunal hearing, while the CSA was represented by More...31 January 2011 14:18
Mr Rayner was employed by Turning Point, an organisation that deals with health and social care matters. He was subject to suspension and disciplinary action that resulted in his dismissal. He was reinstated but, ultimately, his employment was More...11 January 2011 14:40
Fulcrum Pharma (Europe) Ltd v Bonassera and another
Mrs Bonassera was employed by Fulcrum Pharma (Europe) Ltd as an HR manager. She was supported by an HR executive. In April 2009, Mrs Bonassera was informed that she was at risk More...18 November 2010 15:26
Doubling the time staff have to work for their employer before qualifying for legal protection from unfair dismissal would be a "major regressive step", experts have warned.
It emerged today that new "enterprise czar" Lord Young was considerin More...01 November 2010 16:41
One of my employees, who is disabled, has taken an unacceptable amount of sick leave recently. Can I dismiss her lawfully? While it is possible to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of incapacity due to ill health, it is vital that you follow a More...13 October 2010 12:27
A woman who was sacked for taking time off to care for her asthmatic son has been awarded £8,700 at an employment tribunal.
The judge ruled that Alison Balch, who took time off seven times during her six-month trial period at Royal Mail, had been un More...05 October 2010 15:48
Nationwide Building Society v Benn and others FACTS Mr Benn and 17 colleagues were employed by the Portman Building Society (PBS) until their employment was transferred to the Nationwide Building Society (Nationwide) in August 2007. Th More...24 August 2010 10:25