Merseyside Police has sacked a police officer whose name appeared on the BNP membership list . PC Steve Bettley has been suspended from duty since the publication of the 12,000 strong list last November, and was fired following an investigation More...23 March 2009 14:03
ITV bosses are at the centre of a bullying scandal after it was claimed today that six staff have been paid nearly £400,000 in settlements over racist, sexist and inappropriate remarks. It has emerged that a series of investigations have taken place More...18 March 2009 15:05
A British Airways (BA) pilot who blew the whistle on what he called a "canteen culture of racism" among fellow pilots has lost a victimisation claim at tribunal.
Doug Maughan has been ordered to pay £4,400 towards BA's legal fees because his case wa More...18 March 2009 12:18
A unique manual to guide you through the complex process of investigating formal complaints of harassment, bullying, victimisation and discrimination in the workplace has been developed by Jean Kelly Consultancy .
The consultancy has seven yea More...18 March 2009 09:26
The problem of staff bullying and discrimination has yet to be fully tackled in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), a committee of MPs has warned. The Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee said it was conce More...05 March 2009 08:33
A City boss said he felt he was "running a brothel" and referred to female employees as a "team of prostitutes", it has been alleged.
The claims have been made in a London employment tribunal by Rosemary Corscadden, who could be awarded as much as More...03 March 2009 09:02
An air stewardess has today lost her case for sexual harassment, in which she claimed an aircraft captain sent explicit text messages to her.
Captain Ed Murray, 63, sent the explicit text to 29-year-old Rachel Quinn after they travelled together on More...20 February 2009 12:18
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As the government steps up efforts to urge employers to offer apprenticeships, HR practitioners are concerned how this may come across as yet more job cuts are on the cards.
M&S whistleblower Tony Goode More...09 January 2009 15:56
Two women police officers are each suing the Metropolitan Police for £1m over alleged sexual harassment by three policemen at stations in the Romford area.
WP C Paula Church accused senior management of a cover-up after it pressurised the serving More...08 January 2009 14:13
A 'bullied' former hotel inspector has won her case for unfair dismissal against the Automobile Association (AA) and plans further action in the courts.
Jane Wyatt, a senior hotel inspector in the Hotels Services Division, was sacked by the A More...27 November 2008 13:02
Minding their language is your business: Vanessa James advises on the policies and initiatives that should be in place to protect employers from claims arising from the use of offensive language in the workplace.
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Payouts for equal pay, unfair dismissal, and religious and sexual orientation discrimination jumped as total employment tribunal payouts hit £32m in 2006-07, new statistics have revealed.
A Freedom of Information Act request by the Sunday Telegr More...10 November 2008 10:10
London Underground has been accused of institutional racism against white staff after an Irishman won the latest 'Jellygate' case . Transport for London (TfL), which runs London Underground, was accused of institutional racism by a union officia More...15 October 2008 11:31
A London Underground (LU) worker is suing his employer for victimisation after he complained about a colleague's allegedly frightening behaviour. Tom Mahoney, a supervisor at Caledonian Road station, told the Watford employment tribunal that Daniel More...01 October 2008 11:05
Tradition Securities and Futures SA v X and Y
FACTS The claimant, X, is a Muslim, of Moroccan origin, who is a French citizen. Y is her twin sister. They cannot be named because the tribunal made a restricted reporting order as this was a sex disc More...16 September 2008 11:09
Q Which legislation has been amended and why? A The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 has been amended. The need for the amendment stems from Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry  IRLR 327 HC, in which the High More...15 September 2008 00:00
The most senior Muslim woman in the Met is days away from lodging a claim of race discrimination against her employer, just days after Tarique Ghaffur has been 'relieved of his duties', it has emerged. Yasmin Rehman, a director of diversity within t More...10 September 2008 17:24
An employment tribunal which found a London lawyer had suffered sex discrimination and harassment has refused to reconsider its decision. Gill Switalksi, former legal head of F&C Asset Management, has had her £19m claim against her former employ More...15 August 2008 16:36
Failure to tackle bullying in the workplace costs UK employers almost £14bn each year, research has found.
The Costs of Workplace Bullying , a research project by Unite union, also revealed that black, minority and ethnic workers are more likely More...28 July 2008 15:42
A gay church worker who quit his job after less than a year on claims of sexual harassment has been awarded more than £35,000 at employment tribunal. Stephen Price, 25, said he was constantly teased about his sexuality by his 40-year-old "sex obsesse More...16 July 2008 11:19