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.


 

Tribunal watch: Former Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress designer wins £8,000 for unfair dismissal

22 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress designer more than £8,000 in compensation from her former...

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Tribunal watch: £10,000 award for underpaid agency worker

15 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a temporary agency worker over £10,000 after she was not paid the same after 12...

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Tribunal watch: £37,000 discrimination award to former Met PC Carol Howard

8 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a policewoman more than £37,000 after finding that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex...

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Tribunal watch: EE call centre manager unfairly dismissed after worker kicked unconscious

2 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal ruling has revealed a Darlington call centre’s culture of practical jokes, which culminated in a worker being...

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University of Manchester

Tribunal watch: University of Manchester unfairly dismissed former Big Brother psychologist

29 Aug 2014

An employment tribunal has ruled that a former Big Brother professor was unfairly dismissed for a first offence after he...

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religious-discrimination

Tribunal watch: Were “religiously orientated” swear words spoken in a Christian’s presence harassment?

18 Aug 2014

Was a Christian employee harassed by overhearing expletives that included the words “Jesus Christ” and “God” in a workplace? That...

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Tribunal watch: Former BBC technology chief unfairly dismissed over failed £100m project

11 Aug 2014

An employment tribunal has found that former BBC employee John Linwood, who claimed that ...

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Tribunal watch: £64,000 for Bromley Council staff paid to sign away collective agreement terms

4 Aug 2014

An employment tribunal has ordered the London Borough of Bromley to pay more than £64,000 to 18 employees offered cash...

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REX

Tribunal watch: Sharon Shoesmith receives £680,000 payout over dismissal

28 Jul 2014

Reports suggest that Sharon Shoesmith, former director of children’s services for the London Borough of Haringey, has been awarded more...

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Philosophical belief

Tribunal watch: Worker argues frustration over wasted public money is philosophical belief

21 Jul 2014

Can a public sector worker's passionate view that his employer should not waste public money count as a "philosophical belief" under discrimination legislation?

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Carol Howard

Tribunal watch: Met Police covered up officer’s race and sex discrimination allegations

7 Jul 2014

Stephen Simpson rounds up last week's tribunal cases to make the headlines...

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Tribunal watch: Holocaust denial not a belief protected by discrimination legislation

30 Jun 2014

Two more employment tribunal decisions, featured in our weekly round-up of tribunal cases in the press, can be added to...

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Tribunal watch: Age discrimination claims cost parking firm £700,000

23 Jun 2014

This week, we report on an award of more than £700,000 to 20 older drivers who were dismissed after their...

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Customers on the last day of trading at the Comet at the Tottenham Hale Retail Park Store

Tribunal watch: Comet’s redundancy consultation failures result in multiple 90-day protective awards

16 Jun 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded former Comet employees 90 days’ pay for the insolvent company’s failure to consult collectively on...

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Health and safety - recent tribunal cases

Tribunal watch: Fairness of dismissals of employees who put themselves in danger

2 Jun 2014

Can an employer dismiss an employee who puts her- or himself, but no one else, in danger? That was the...

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