Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 15.11.10 to 21.11.10: banker who lost job after maternity leave gets £1.5m for sex discrimination

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 15 November 2010, including an award of £1.5m for sex discrimination for an investment banker who was made redundant after she returned from maternity leave.

Banker who lost job after maternity leave gets £1.5m payout (on the Daily Mail website) An investment banker who returned to her City firm from maternity leave, only to be made redundant, has been awarded £1.5m for sex discrimination.

Gay man wins £13,000 after homophobic bullying (on the Daily Record website) A gay man who was bullied at work because of his sexuality has won more than £13,000 at an employment tribunal.

Speech therapist unfairly dismissed (on the Gazette Live website) An Australian speech therapist has successfully sued a Teesside health trust for constructive dismissal after claiming she was bullied by her bosses.

Christian advisor loses gay adoption case tribunal (on the BBC website) A Christian adoption advisor dismissed for refusing to recommend same-sex couples as suitable parents has lost her claim for religious discrimination.

Iraqi Kurd unfairly dismissed (on the Burton Mail website) A distribution company has been ordered to pay an Iraqi Kurd almost £12,500 for unfairly dismissing him from a depot.

Warwick restaurant worker’s tribunal claims out of time (on the Coventry Telegraph website) A pregnant former front-of-house receptionist at a Warwickshire restaurant, who alleged she was verbally abused by two work colleagues, has lost claims for unpaid wages and holiday pay.

EHRC supports legal victory for pregnant woman (on the EHRC website) A woman who was dismissed from her job in a care home because she was pregnant has won a discrimination case against her former employer.

Blacklisted steel worker wins employment tribunal claim (on the Construction Enquirer website) An engineering construction contractor has been found by an employment tribunal to have blacklisted a trade unionist.

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