Sports Direct’s policy of using zero hours contracts widely among its workforce was due to be challenged in an employment tribunal. But the claim, for sex discrimination, unfair treatment and breach of holiday rights, has been settled and the company has said that it will review its approach to zero hours contracts. Stephen Simpson rounds up tribunal claims that made the headlines last week.
Zero hours contracts
Sports Direct bows to pressure over zero hours contracts Sports Direct has settled a claim brought by a former employee challenging its policy of employing nearly 20,000 staff on zero hours contracts, reports the Independent.
Other tribunal decisions in the headlines
Aberdeen oil worker awarded £30,000 for unfair sacking An oil worker has been awarded more than £30,000 for being unfairly sacked from his employer of 25 years, reports the Evening Express.
Jealous colleagues forced top nurse out of job at failing Tameside Hospital, rules tribunal Jealous nurses at a failing hospital forced a “committed and competent” nurse out of work, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Tribunal finds Tesco unfairly dismissed lung cancer victim A Republic of Ireland tribunal has found that the Irish arm of supermarket giant Tesco unfairly dismissed a lung cancer victim, reports the Irish Times.