Employment tribunal decisions making the headlines: 14.11.09 to 27.11.09

A round up of links to recent employment tribunal rulings, including a decision that a spiritualist was not discriminated against because of his beliefs, an £800,000 payout for a former News of the World reporter who claimed bullying, and £440,000 compensation for a council equalities officer who was dismissed.

Spiritualist loses police religious discrimination claim (on the BBC website) A police trainer who argued that he was discriminated against because he believes in the use of psychics in police investigations has lost his claim.

Former News of the World reporter given massive payout for bullying (on the Guardian website) A News of the World reporter who suffered from a culture of bullying has been awarded around £800,000 for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.

Council whistleblower awarded over £440,000 (on the Local Government Chronicle website) Pauline Scanlon, an equalities officer dismissed for complaining that Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council was in breach of its equal opportunities policy, has won over £440,000 in compensation.

Nursery manager who lost job fights for compensation (on the Nursery World website) A nursery manager has been awarded more than £12,500 in compensation by an employment tribunal after the nursery employing her closed with 10 days’ notice.

Leighton school worker unfairly dismissed (on the Leighton Buzzard Observer and Citizen website) A Leighton school worker has won her fight for unfair dismissal against the school governors.

Council told to re-hire teacher (on the BBC website) The Scottish Borders Council has been ordered to re-hire a teacher and pay her more than £18,000 after she won an unfair dismissal case.

Whistleblower to sue Balfour Beatty for unfair dismissal (on the Building website) A former Balfour Beatty employee has been granted the right to make a £300,000 claim for unfair dismissal under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.

Barmaid harassed by pub landlord (on the Star website) A barmaid who was sexually harassed by her South Yorkshire pub landlord boss was awarded £13,000, but is unlikely to see any of the money.

Previous Employment tribunal decisions making the headlines

Employment tribunal decisions making the headlines: 31.10.09 to 13.11.09

Employment tribunal decisions making the headlines: 17.10.09 to 30.10.09

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Unfair dismissal in selection for redundancy

Age discrimination in redundancy

Disability discrimination in the police

Employment tribunal round ups coming soon

Pregnancy discrimination

Failure to inform and consult on redundancies

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