Tribunal watch: TV star allowed anonymity in sexual harassment claim

The household name has been allowed to keep her anonymity
The household name has been allowed to keep her anonymity

An employment judge granted a restricted reporting order to a “household name” in a sex discrimination claim brought by the former sales director of her company, who claims that she dismissed him because he rejected her sexual advances. Stephen Simpson rounds up employment tribunal developments reported in the past week.

Female television celebrity wins bid to keep allegations of sexual bullying secret A TV star is trying to keep claims of sexual misconduct made against her by a former employee secret because she is “a well-known media personality”, says the Daily Mail.

Note: This case was settled shortly after this news report appeared.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Woman allegedly sacked for reporting rape claim against Big Brother star wins £30,000 payout A woman who claimed she was sacked for reporting an alleged rape by a reality TV star has won more than £30,000, according to the Scottish Daily Record.

Former lecturer at Imperial College London wins compensation for unfair dismissal Times Higher Education reports that a former lecturer at Imperial College London was found by a tribunal to have been wrongfully dismissed, but her “perverse, foolish and bloody-minded” attitude contributed to her downfall.

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