London Borough of Brent v Fuller FACTS The claimant, Mrs Fuller, was an administrator at a school for children with social and emotional difficulties. The nature of Mrs Fuller's role meant that she did not have contact with the children. In More...11 August 2010 10:00
Brown v Baxter and another t/a Careham Hall FACTS The claimant, Emma Brown, worked as an assistant care manager at a residential care home for the elderly run by the respondents, Mr and Mrs Baxter. She gave one month's notice in May 2008 to ter More...04 August 2010 14:26
Facts Milorad Jelic was a police constable with South Yorkshire Police who developed chronic anxiety syndrome. He had periods of sick leave between 2002 and 2004 for stress-related illness. South Yorkshire Police's occupational health (OH) adviser sa More...08 June 2010 16:25
Facts In 2005, the claimant successfully applied for a position with the respondent public authority. Before the claimant's job was due to start, he travelled to Cambodia, where he undertook work at an orphanage. However, during the visit he was ar More...24 May 2010 14:36
A former hospital boss has won his claim for unfair dismissal at an employment tribunal.
John Watkinson, ex-chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT), was suspended in 2008 after concerns about his management. He was later dismiss More...07 May 2010 08:53
During a reorganisation of the respondent's business, two positions were merged creating a new single role.
Both employees were considered eligible for the new position, but the respondent showed a clear preference towards one employee. The new pos More...30 April 2010 15:19
This is a decision by the EAT on the issue of causation where a tribunal is determining responsibility for losses in an unfair dismissal claim.
The EAT found that, in this case, the tribunal had failed to take into account facts which were relevant More...29 April 2010 12:07
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v Westwood
The claimant, A Westwood, was a staff nurse at Birmingham City Hospital's accident and emergency (A&E) department. During a night shift, she helped another nurse remove a More...22 April 2010 11:34
Q A member of staff at my design agency wants to leave because of the conduct of another employee, but says she will sue me for unfair constructive dismissal. Would she have a case?
A Constructive dismissal is a type of unfair dismissal c More...12 April 2010 16:54
The City of Edinburgh Council v Dickson
The claimant, Alistair Dickson, was employed by Edinburgh Council as a community learning and development worker. Dickson had had type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, and was disabl More...22 March 2010 09:56
A former general manager who said he was not told why he had lost his job has been awarded £40,000 at tribunal. Lawrence McLoughlin, of Kidderminster, had been employed by Colton Electrical for 20 years when he was made redundant. He told Birming More...02 March 2010 08:41
HR specialist Deminos is blaming the recession for a steep rise in unfair dismissal claims and is warning businesses to beware.
According to the Tribunals Service the number of claims have leapt up 29 per cent to 52,711 for the 2008/09 peri More...01 March 2010 17:45
Staff at a Humberside car company have won an unfair dismissal case, after objecting to the introduction of a "zero hours" working pattern.
Workers at Paragon Automotive claimed unfair dismissal after their employers ended their previous contracts More...09 February 2010 09:27
A Foreign Office whistleblower who leaked secret documents to raise concerns about the government's terrorism policy is set take on his former bosses at an employment tribunal.
Derek Pasquill is seeking compensation for loss of earnings and injury t More...08 February 2010 10:08
A delivery driver who was told he "stank of BO" by his female boss has been awarded £3,000 by an employment tribunal.
Alex Frowd, 26, said office manager Julie Cummings was "worse than any male boss" he'd ever had, adding he feared being around her More...22 January 2010 09:27
Q Icy conditions have made the high street our store is on practically impossible to commute down. The cold weather has meant a significant decline in customers and the temporary staff we have recruited are no longer needed. Can we terminate their con More...19 January 2010 13:52
FACTS Gary McFarlane joined Relate Avon, which provides relationship counselling services, in 2003. He was required to, and did, sign up to Relate's equal opportunities policy. This states that it "is committed to ensuring that no person ... receives More...05 January 2010 00:48
The maximum compensation award for an employee who has been unfairly dismissed will be reduced from £66,200 to £65,300 in April, the government has announced.
Under the Employment Relations Act 1999, if the retail prices index for September More...17 December 2009 12:54
HR news and analysis, including:
We talk to Lord McKenzie about the government’s mental health employment strategy
And we discuss union reaction to proposed cutbacks in the civil service compensation scheme.
Our news digest includes: More...11 December 2009 15:56
A shipping company failed in its bid to secure a ruling that an unfair dismissal claim from a former seaman fell outside UK jurisdiction. The Court of Appeal ruled recently, in the case of Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services , that the tribunal do More...03 December 2009 08:00