Tribunal Watch

The latest on employment tribunals from the XpertHR legal team. We provide a weekly round-up of the latest tribunal cases to hit the headlines, with links to in-depth analyses on XpertHR and key articles from national and regional press coverage. Tribunal Watch began life in 2010 as an XpertHR blog – view older posts here.


 

Disabled shop worker wins tribunal award from M&S over lift key

An employment tribunal has made an award of £1,000 against Marks and Spencer after a delay in providing a disabled...

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2017

13 Dec 2017

The last year has been a very significant one for employment case law. Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most...

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EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

10 Nov 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

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Colour blindness deemed not to be disability at tribunal

7 Nov 2017

A claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has...

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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

9 Oct 2017

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

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Holiday pay: ambulance workers win overtime claim

31 May 2017

An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers’ compulsory overtime in respect of “shift overruns” should be included in the...

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Social media misconduct: dismissal harsh but fair

17 May 2017

An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee over derogatory comments she made on Facebook about...

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Tribunal awards £2 to claimant denied companion at disciplinary hearing

24 Apr 2017

Stephen Simpson rounds up recent decisions published on the online database of first-instance employment tribunal judgments

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£25,000 for early termination of apprenticeship contract

4 Apr 2017

An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an employee whose apprenticeship was ended early. Stephen Simpson...

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BBC reporter’s employment case struck out

8 Mar 2017

An employment tribunal has struck out a BBC reporter’s claim after finding that she discussed her case with a newspaper...

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Religious festivals: five-week holiday rejection not discriminatory

14 Feb 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal’s rejection of a claim that a Roman Catholic was not discriminated against...

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

19 Jan 2017

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Tribunal Watch: Teacher’s dismissal for showing 18-rated film to pupils

9 Jan 2017

Tribunal Watch returns with a round-up of recent case law reported in the news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld...

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Fair dismissal for failure to produce evidence of right to work in UK

22 Nov 2016

An employment tribunal held that an employee was fairly dismissed after failing to produce evidence of his right to work...

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Fair dismissal for refusal to work Christmas overtime

9 Nov 2016

An employment tribunal held that a food company employee was fairly dismissed after she refused to do overtime in the...

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