A recruitment consultant who claimed her boss sexually harassed her by forcing her to share a striptease allegedly tried to perform a pole-dance in the club herself.
Rachel Kelly, 38, sued her former firm IDPP Consulting for about £175,000 for lost More...07 October 2009 09:30
Employers should not be complacent about the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals falling by a fifth, according to law experts. Figures published by the Tribunals Service this week revealed that 151,000 claims had been accepted in 200 More...02 October 2009 10:01
Employers who wish to minimise risk of sex discrimination claims should ensure their recruitment processes are fair - and that's the easy bit, writes Georgina Fuller.
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Figures out today show that individual employment tribunal claims have increased since last year.
XpertHR has a wealth of information and guidance for employers and HR on how to handle tribunal claims.
Here are seven key steps to get you start More...30 September 2009 10:34
An accountant who sued for £40m after claiming bosses at a top City firm made her feel 'like a prostitute' has been awarded £750.
A panel at Central London Employment Tribunal ruled Mihaela Popa was victimised.
However it added that no action by More...25 September 2009 09:20
The BBC has announced it will positively seek to recruit a female newsreader over the age of 50, sparking claims the corporation's actions could be seen as ageist and sexist. The corporation has confirmed director general Mark Thompson asked new More...24 September 2009 17:11
Women's equality at work is being threatened by lax policies that don't go far enough to stop men accessing pornographic material in the workplace and using lap-dancing clubs as meeting places, a new report by The Fawcett Society has claimed.
Today' More...18 September 2009 14:39
Local authorities could leave themselves open to discrimination claims if they ask employees to reveal their future plans, a legal firm has warned. It made the comment in the light of Cherwell District Council recently asking staff to work fewer hou More...15 September 2009 16:22
A tribunal has found that a female prison officer was bullied out of her job for being attractive and friendly. Amit Kajla told Birmingham Employment Tribunal that she was bullied by colleagues at HMP Brinsford for wearing too much make-up and for wa More...15 September 2009 09:51
A paramedic who allegedly joked that Christmas was to be replaced by "lesbian single-mother Muslim day" is facing a misconduct hearing, the Telegraph has reported.
Karl Touhey, 40, made offensive comments about Muslims, obese people, h More...02 September 2009 09:36
Councils could leave themselves open to discrimination claims if they ask employees to reveal their future plans, a legal firm has warned.
Earlier this week, Personnel Today reported how Cherwell District Council had asked staff to work less hou More...20 August 2009 09:37
More UK women than men now work in high-status professions, research by the University of Cambridge has shown, according to the BBC .
The research, which covered employment and pay in 10 European countries, found that women in the UK were just More...11 August 2009 09:40
Unpublished government research has called for opt-out class actions - where a group of people, rather than an individual, bring a claim to court - to be piloted in employment tribunals, to deal with the thousands of discrimination and equal pay case More...06 August 2009 08:40
An employment tribunal has upheld a ruling that ex-City lawyer Gill Switalski was the victim of sexual discrimination and harassment.
Switalski is claiming £12m in compensation from her former employer F&C Assets Management for forcing her to qu More...20 July 2009 09:42
A former prison officer has claimed she was bullied at work because of her good looks, and is seeking compensation from the government, according to a report in the Telegraph . Amitjo Kajla is seeking a ruling for constructive unfair dismissal afte More...16 July 2009 11:07
Pay cuts for BA pilots
British Airways pilots have agreed to a 2.6% pay cut, along with a further 20% cut in certain allowances, as the airline struggles to avoid large-scale job cuts. Cabin crew have agreed to the same measures but the airline, whi More...14 July 2009 09:43
This Personnel Today news round-up includes: More...13 July 2009 09:23
Conservative MPs have backed the new dual discrimination clause in the Equality Bill despite having supported an earlier motion to reject the whole Bill at its second reading. Last week the government tabled an amendment to the Bill enabling employe More...13 July 2009 08:52
This Personnel Today news round-up includes: Gender pay gap lives on Disabled man awarded £78,000 by employment tribunal Acas bid to avert transport chaos in Aberdeen Postal staff strike continues Carlisle council to sack sta More...10 July 2009 10:26
The equality watchdog "mistreated, penalised and pushed out" a female member of staff on maternity leave in an attempt make her unaware of promotional opportunities, a tribunal has heard.
In a three-day hearing against the Equalities and Human Righ More...07 July 2009 14:50