Tribunal watch: employee liability information omission on TUPE transfer leads to £65,500 award

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On a TUPE transfer, what employee liability information on potential employment tribunal claims from transferring staff does the transferor have to provide to the transferee? Is there redress for the transferee if the transferor fails to warn it of possible tribunal claims? Stephen Simpson’s weekly round-up includes a case on these very issues, as well as other employment tribunal claims reported in the previous week.

TUPE transfers: transferor ordered to pay £65,500 for failing to notify transferee of unpaid salary claims In Eville & Jones (UK) Ltd v Grants Veterinary Services Ltd (in liquidation), the employment tribunal held in this case that, on a transfer under the TUPE Regulations, the transferor was liable to pay compensation for failing to inform the transferee that it would inherit claims from its employees for unpaid salary.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Theatre critic Mark Shenton loses sex discrimination case against Desmond’s Express A leading theatre critic who claimed that he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of sexual orientation by Express Newspapers has lost his case, reports the Independent.

Brent Council to investigate their equality policy following tribunal defeat A review into Brent Council’s equalities policies has been sanctioned following an employment tribunal ruling which found it guilty of racial discrimination against a former black employee, says the Brent and Kilburn Times.

Filmmaker ordered to pay £20,000 after harassing female employee A filmmaker who sexually harassed his personal assistant has been ordered to pay her more than £20,000 for “violating her dignity”, reports the Western Morning News.

West Midlands Police workers get £2.5 million in early payoffs West Midlands Police has paid out more than £2.5 million to 207 members of civilian staff who have taken redundancy in the last two years, according to the Birmingham Post.

Perth and Kinross Council could face big payout after cancer sufferer’s dismissal Perth and Kinross Council could be facing a six-figure bill after giving up its challenge against a cancer-suffering solicitor that they unfairly dismissed, highlights the Scottish Courier.

Workers who lost jobs given go-ahead to claim thousands Eight former employees of a Kidderminster firm have been told they can go ahead with legal claims worth many thousands of pounds after losing their jobs, writes the Kidderminster Shuttle.

Hotdog and wine gums dispute gets fired Cineworld worker €20,000 A former employee of Cineworld Cinemas in Dublin has been awarded €20,000 for an unfair dismissal involving a row over a hotdog and some wine gums, according to the Irish Journal.

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