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: Dismissals for email and internet misuse

27 May 2014

This week, we look at some recent employment tribunal decisions in which the issue was whether or not employees accused...

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Tribunal watch: Docker wins £45,000 for sexual orientation harassment

19 May 2014

A Belfast dock worker who was dismissed after reacting to homophobic abuse has been awarded more than £45,000. Stephen Simpson...

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The household name has been allowed to keep her anonymity

Tribunal watch: TV star allowed anonymity in sexual harassment claim

12 May 2014

An employment judge granted a restricted reporting order to a “household name” in a sex discrimination claim brought by the...

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Tribunal watch: Large discrimination awards against police and Ministry of Defence

6 May 2014

Employment tribunals have ordered South Wales Police to pay £230,515 compensation for disability discrimination and the Ministry of Defence £557,038...

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Equal pay claim

Tribunal watch: Male university workers win £500,000 equal pay claim

28 Apr 2014

Male maintenance staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have won an equal pay claim after successfully arguing...

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Tribunal watch: Gay man greeted with “hello darling” and limp wrist gesture

14 Apr 2014

An employment tribunal ordered an employer to pay £2,000 after finding that a manager’s comments about the claimant’s sexuality, including...

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The employee who was “winding down” to retirement was shocked to have his contract terminated

Tribunal watch: £22,000 award against council following flexible retirement confusion

7 Apr 2014

An employment tribunal has ordered Perth & Kinross Council to pay more than £22,000 to a long-serving employee winding down...

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Equal pay

Tribunal watch: Female prosecutors could get £1m following equal pay win

31 Mar 2014

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland could have to pay 15 female prosecutors up to £1 million after...

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Tribunal watch: Black pub worker told St Patrick’s Day hat made him “look like a pimp”

24 Mar 2014

A black pub worker has claimed that he was racially harassed after a manager told him that he “looked like...

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Car park

Tribunal watch: Parking firm admits age discrimination over insurance policy

17 Mar 2014

A large airport car parking company has admitted age discrimination in an employment tribunal over its decision to ask its...

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Equal pay

Tribunal watch: South Lanarkshire Council settles long-running equal pay claim

3 Mar 2014

A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunals reported the previous week. In the week beginning 24 February...

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Tribunal watch: Welfare officer argues that phobia of dead bodies is a disability

24 Feb 2014

A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week...

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Tribunal watch: Holiday pay should not include overtime

17 Feb 2014

Stephen Simpson begins a weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week. In the...

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