An employment tribunal ruling has revealed a Darlington call centre’s culture of practical jokes, which culminated in a worker being kicked unconscious and left needing hospital treatment. A manager, one of a number of people dismissed following the incident, has been awarded a five-figure sum for unfair dismissal after what the tribunal described as a “wholly inadequate” investigation.
Pranks at work gone wrong
EE Darlington call centre manager was unfairly sacked, judge rules A call centre manager has won her legal battle with mobile phone company EE after a judge ruled she was unfairly sacked when a worker was kicked in the head, reports the Northern Echo.
Other tribunal decisions in the headlines
Ex-dental professor loses case for unfair dismissal A former professor of dentistry has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen’s University, says the BBC. An industrial tribunal in Belfast ruled unanimously that Professor Philip Lamey’s notice periods in his contract had been followed by the university.
Dunnes worker fired for selling alcohol to a minor awarded €13,500 for unfair dismissal A Dunnes Stores worker who was sacked for selling alcohol to a minor has been awarded €13,500 for unfair dismissal, according to the Irish Independent.