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
Taking the right steps at the right time is essential when fighting unfair dismissal claims. Kate Hodgkiss details the right moves to make.
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More than half of UK workers have taken some form of action to help their employers survive the recession, according to research published today.
Unpaid overtime is the most commonly cited form of assistance with one in three workers claiming they h More...19 November 2009 10:06
A shipping company has 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 tr More...19 November 2009 09:00
A former employee is bringing legal proceedings against an investment firm owner for alleged sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
Jordan Wimmer is claiming £4m compensation from Mark Lowe, of City firm Nomos Capital, w More...10 November 2009 09:52
A senior manager who has alleged he was unfairly dismissed on the basis of his views on climate change can take his employer to a tribunal, an employment appeal judge has ruled.
Tim Nicholson, head of sustainability at residential landlord grou More...03 November 2009 16:06
Two female City bankers are suing a leading investment bank for £3m after they claimed they were forced to resign by sexist bosses.
Maureen Murphy, who is half-German and half-American, claimed one woman trader had her breasts referred to as "honke More...03 November 2009 15:42
A delivery driver sacked for urinating against the side of his work van has lost his case for unfair dismissal.
Colin Woods lost his job at Liverpool-based Home Delivery Network after a resident reported the incident, which happened in Fife last Dec More...27 October 2009 09:44
Predictions that a former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) forensic accountant who sued the firm for £40m for alleged discrimination and wrongful dismissal was unlikely to get more than £25,000, proved optimistic.
Former PwC accountant Mihaela Popa w More...07 October 2009 11:45
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
A former forensic accountant at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), who is suing the firm for £40m in compensation for alleged discrimination and wrongful dismissal, is unlikely to get more than £25,000. Mihaela Popa, a 31-year old Romanian, is suing PwC f More...16 September 2009 12:00
A council manager is set to win £1 million compensation in the largest payout for age discrimination in the UK after winning the final leg of a legal battle to prove he was wrongly made redundant by Tower Hamlets, the London Evening Standard has r More...11 September 2009 15:16
A woman has told a tribunal she felt forced out of her job when a Bristol secondary school became an academy last year, the Bristol Evening Post has reported. Liz Rowbotham, who was head of extended services at Hengrove Community Arts College for More...11 September 2009 11:09
A law student with a prosthetic arm who claimed she did not fit the "look" of clothes store Abercrombie & Fitch was awarded £9,000 last month. Riam Dean, 22, said she was banned from the floor of the clothing retailer's flagship London store and More...02 September 2009 12:22
An increase of 22 percent in the number of unfair dismissal cases recorded in the last 12 months has led to a welcome boost for experts in human resources. The figure, published in the annual report of the conciliation service, ACAS, has led to a More...01 September 2009 16:36
Workers at a Christian bookshop chain have won a "substantial" payout after being sacked, many by e-mail, by the company's new owners, a union has said.
The 32 staff were employed by SPCK, which transferred to the St Stephen the Great Charitable T More...20 August 2009 09:46
A council worker has won £66,000 in compensation from Mid Sussex District Council for unfair and wrongful dismissal , the Daily Mail reports.
Roger Mills, of East Grinstead, West Sussex, had worked for the council for 14 years and had a spotle More...24 July 2009 10:29
A teacher made redundant due to falling pupil numbers has been awarded £75,000 compensation. Alexander Lafferty, of the Good Shepherd Centre, a residential school for girls with emotional and behavioural problems in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, was the o More...23 July 2009 10:21
Six former Gate Gourmet workers, sacked after taking part in a 2005 dispute at Heathrow airport, lost their appeals against unfair dismissal last week. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in a ruling that clarifies employers' rights to dismiss unof More...20 July 2009 15:00
Six Kosovan workers who were unfairly dismissed by civil engineering company FM Conway have won a total of £46,210.24 at tribunal.
The men claimed there were attempts to pressurise them into working on a "self-employed basis" when they transferred t More...08 July 2009 14:04