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

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

An employment tribunal has ordered Perth & Kinross Council to pay more than £22,000 to a long-serving employee winding down to retirement whose contract of employment was unexpectedly terminated early. Stephen Simpson rounds up employment tribunal rulings reported last week.

Retiree unfairly dismissed by Perth & Kinross Council A long-serving Perth and Kinross Council employee who thought he was “winding down” to retirement was shocked when his contract was terminated, according to the Scottish Courier.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Kirklees College lecturer wins £78,000 unfair dismissal case after “mental torture” in role A lecturer who says that she suffered “mental torture” while working at Kirklees College has been awarded more than £78,000 after successfully pursuing a claim for unfair dismissal, according to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Administrators ordered to pay £20,000 to Monroe House care assistant A Dundee care assistant who was sacked for gross misconduct over an incident where she was investigated by police has won more than £20,000 for unfair dismissal, reports the Scottish Courier.

Derby shop manager in wages claim The Derby Telegraph highlights that a judge has given the owners of a fashion business a deadline to respond to a legal claim for unpaid wages by a former shop manager or face the possibility of losing the case.

Employment tribunal decision reported on XpertHR

Worker’s post-traumatic stress disorder not a disability In Heppell v Web Marketplace Solutions Ltd, the claimant argued that alleged mobility problems, arising from post-traumatic stress disorder, brought him within the scope of disability discrimination protection.

Mum’s payout over Carlisle shop’s failure to provide toilet A mother of three has received compensation after she was forced to give up her job because the toilet was too far away, says the Cumberland News and Star.

Ex-parking boss loses racism claim against Dundee City Council A Ghana-born former employee of Dundee City Council was not subject to racial harassment by being called “Jimmy Manyana” by colleagues, reports the Scottish Courier.

Ex-hospice nurse could be struck off The former head of care at a Lancashire children’s hospice is facing a medical misconduct hearing next week, highlights the Lancashire Evening Post.

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