Tribunal watch: Male university workers win £500,000 equal pay claim

Equal pay claim

Male maintenance staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have won an equal pay claim after successfully arguing that they were paid less than women who were on the same pay scale. Stephen Simpson rounds up employment tribunal rulings reported in the Easter fortnight.

Male workers at Welsh university win equal pay claim Male workers at a university in Wales who were paid less than their female counterparts have won around £500,000 in compensation after suing for sex discrimination, reports the Guardian.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Sacked doctor unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules A tribunal has ruled that heart specialist Dr Raj Mattu was unfairly sacked after raising concerns about patient safety, reports the BBC.

Man loses disability discrimination case against BT A former highly paid business improvement official who was dismissed by British Telecom after suffering from depression, anxiety and stress has lost a legal claim for disability discrimination, says the Redditch Advertiser.

Teacher brands Glenalmond College’s tribunal appeal “scandalous” A Perthshire teacher who was said to be the victim of “one of the worst cases of disability discrimination” her union had ever seen has learned that her ordeal may not be over, highlights the Scottish Courier.

Single mum wins sex discrimination case against an ex-servicemen’s club A single mum has won more than £6,000 in damages after winning a sex discrimination case against a Herne Bay club for ex-servicemen, according to Kent Online.

Aberdeen social worker says he’s “left with nothing” after winning unfair dismissal case A social worker has told the Aberdeen Evening Express how he was “left with nothing” after being unfairly sacked by the city council.

Tribunal rules Dundee teacher was not unfairly sacked A Dundee teacher was not unfairly dismissed for her lengthy absences at a poorly performing school, according to the Scottish Courier.

Dunnes Stores worker awarded €8,000 after spy camera catches her eating deli food A Dunnes Stores worker who was fired after admitting to eating deli food without paying has been awarded €8,000, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

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