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

Equal pay

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland could have to pay 15 female prosecutors up to £1 million after a Fair Employment Tribunal found that they had been paid less than their male counterparts after a restructure. Stephen Simpson rounds up employment tribunal rulings reported last week.

PPS “discriminated against women prosecutors”, tribunal rules Fifteen senior women prosecutors have successfully sued the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland for sex discrimination, reports the BBC.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Nurse whistleblower Kevin Murray wins damages A whistleblower has won undisclosed damages against a national nursing agency following a tribunal in Belfast, says the BBC.

Crick company faces £280,000 payout A Crick transport firm has been told to pay redundant employees at one of its branches more than a quarter of a million pounds, according to the Daventry Express.

Sacked whistleblower wins tribunal judgment against Tower Hamlets A whistleblower sacked by Tower Hamlets council after accusing her boss of bullying in the office has won her case, reports the The Docklands & East London Advertiser.

Former Queen Mary lecturer’s unfair dismissal claim rejected A tribunal has ruled that a lecturer’s position was genuinely redundant even though an apparently equivalent position was advertised a short time later, says Times Higher Education.

Boss cleared of calling disabled worker “a size-22, fat and ugly cripple” The Manchester Evening News has reported that a boss at a leading opticians has been cleared of calling a disabled female worker “a size-22, fat and ugly cripple” before she was sacked.

BT call centre worker loses unfair dismissal claim A BT call centre worker in Dundee who had a lengthy absence record has lost his claim for unfair dismissal, according to the Courier.

Halesowen woman’s bullying boss claims rejected A Halesowen mother who made whistleblowing disclosures against the NHS over alleged bullying by her boss, and less favourable treatment by staff, has lost her legal claims, reports the Halesowen News.

Ex-Radio Clyde DJs win claim for unfair dismissal Two former DJs have won an unfair dismissal case against a radio station’s owners, highlights the Herald Scotland.

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