Tribunal watch: Former Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress designer wins £8,000 for unfair dismissal

Thelma Madine (right) was found to have unfairly dismissed wedding dress designer Leanne Phillips. Photo: REX/Ken McKay
Thelma Madine (right) was found to have unfairly dismissed wedding dress designer Leanne Phillips. Photo: REX/Ken McKay

An employment tribunal has awarded a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress designer more than £8,000 in compensation from her former employer. Stephen Simpson rounds up this and other employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week.

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding designer gets compensation payout One of the former dressmakers on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding has been awarded more than £8,000 in compensation. The BBC reports that she was dismissed for “rowing” with her ex-employer, who said after the tribunal that the dismissal “was unfair because of the procedure, not because she shouldn’t have been sacked”.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Golf club bar manager wins unfair dismissal case A judge has ruled in favour of a bar manager at a golf club who argued he was unfairly dismissed following claims he had falsified weekly bar statements, says Wales Online.

G4S security guard was “sacked as scapegoat” for anti-tax avoidance protest at HM Treasury offices The Mirror has reported on an employment tribunal finding that a security guard at HM Treasury was sacked as a “scapegoat” after anti-tax avoidance activists entered the building to stage a protest.

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