A doctor who was sacked after failing to recognise that Baby Peter had a broken back is to sue for unfair dismissal. Sabah Al-Zayyat, a former paediatric consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, was the first person to be sacked after the scan More...22 June 2009 10:44
A black immigration worker who was made redundant by a refugee charity has been awarded more than £65,000 at an employment tribunal.
The tribunal ruled that Emmanuel Obikwu, 45, was unfairly singled out by the British Refugee Council whe More...04 June 2009 09:48
T W Nicholson v Grainger Plc and others FACTS The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 prohibit discrimination in the workplace by reason of any religion or belief. The regulations were amended in 2007, so that "belief" now me More...27 May 2009 12:10
An airport worker who claimed she was the subject of sexual harassment before being singled out for redundancy was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.
Lisa Cogley, from Twickenham, is believed to have agreed a payout of around £10,000 from More...22 May 2009 09:38
M&S Tribunal case highlights how the Human Rights Act can be used in unfair dismissal cases More...21 May 2009 10:20
Whistleblower Tony Goode, who was dismissed by Marks & Spencer (M&S) after telling the media about planned redundancy pay cuts, is claiming the sacking breached his human rights. The case is being held this week at the London Central Tribunal More...11 May 2009 17:43
HR news and analysis including: HR warns against jumping on the ‘green shoots’ bandwagon; Employers turn to incapacity benefits to fill ranks; and A lewd fireman wins £45,000 in an employment tribunal claiming unfair dismissal. P More...08 May 2009 15:03
Former fireman Andrew Bridge was awarded £45,000 in damages recently by Manchester Employment Tribunal after it upheld his claim of unfair dismissal from his job as crew manager at Fleetwood fire station in 2007. Bridge and two colleagues were dismis More...06 May 2009 13:40
A barmaid who was sacked for failing to turn off a tap has won compensation from her former employer. Judy MacDonald was laid off by the Conon Bridge Hotel in November 2008 after she forgot to check the toilets and left the hot tap running when lockin More...20 April 2009 11:42
A waiter is suing a hotel for age discrimination after they cut his shifts and gave the remaining hours to younger, less experienced colleagues. Italian-born waiter Pietro Dell'Osa, 69, is suing Monkey Island Hotel in Berkshire for age discriminatio More...20 April 2009 11:06
A City high flyer has been awarded more than £64,000 in compensation after she was sexually harassed and then sacked by her chief executive. Nadine Nassar was sent late night suggestive text messages by her boss, Guy Oppenheim, telling her she remi More...20 April 2009 00:05
Q I am an HR manager at a private company and I have been asked by the majority shareholder to carry out the removal of the chief executive, who as well as being an employee is also a board director and a minority shareholder. The reason I have been giv More...13 April 2009 15:37
The TUC has backed a new register which will name and shame bad employers that do not pay fines awarded against them at employment tribunals.
Companies that fail to honour unfair dismissal or discrimination awards will be listed on the Register of More...02 April 2009 10:58
Unfair dismissal claims have shot up over the past year and are on track to overtake equal pay as the most frequently lodged claim, exclusive data obtained by Personnel Today's sister publication XpertHR can reveal.
Ahead of official statistics More...24 March 2009 14:26
HR career development will take a back seat in the coming year as companies look to improve sales and customer service skills, a survey has claimed. A poll of 326 senior executives by professional services firm Deloitte, Managing talent in a turbule More...24 March 2009 12:26
Employees of a North West legal firm who refused to transfer to a new employer on the grounds that their working conditions would have changed substantially have won their case.
The recent ruling was made in the case of Barnetts Solicitors v Royd More...24 March 2009 11:00
The former social work chief in the Baby P case is fighting a £1m sex discrimination claim against her employer, it emerged today - on top of suing for unfair dismissal and launching a judicial review against her sacking. Sharon Shoesmith is cl More...16 March 2009 11:31
Acas's new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on 6 April 2009. But does it herald a more benign era in employment relations?
Update: This l More...10 March 2009 17:13
The former children's services chief who was fired over the Baby P case has lodged an employment tribunal claim against her former employer. Sharon Shoesmith was dismissed without compensation by Haringey Council in north London in December, followi More...10 March 2009 09:20
Courts have awarded a gay man £62,525 in compensation after a former colleague jiggled her breasts at him and persistently made offensive comments about his sexuality.
An employment tribunal in Reading in January and February last year heard how All More...20 February 2009 11:14