Tribunal watch: Dismissal for “liking” Facebook post about hitting boss

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A food inspector was unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment about his boss. Photo: Hadrian/Shutterstock

An employment tribunal has awarded £32,000 to an employee who was unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment about his boss being attacked with a chair. Stephen Simpson rounds up this case and other employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week.

Food inspector unfairly sacked for “liking” Facebook comment about boss being attacked with chair An employment tribunal has found that a food inspector was unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment about his boss being attacked with a chair, reports the Mirror.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Milton Keynes policeman received £200,000 after racial discrimination “cheats” him out of ambition to become a force’s first Indian inspector A retired police officer who claimed he was “cheated” out of his ambitions due to racial discrimination has been awarded more than £200,000 in compensation, according to the Milton Keynes Citizen.

Watchdog investigates Met police over handling of discrimination complaints Scotland Yard is being investigated by a human rights watchdog for deleting references to discrimination from internal reports to avoid problems at tribunals, reports the Guardian.

Former Penarth Leisure Centre employee wins £5,000 in compensation after “personal witch hunt” A former employee of Penarth Leisure Centre who claimed he was the victim of a “personal witch hunt” has been awarded £5,000 in compensation, reports the Penarth Times.

Brent Council found guilty of victimisation and racism against black worker Brent Council has been found guilty of racial discrimination and victimisation against a black worker by an employment tribunal, says the Kilburn Times.

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