Archive | December, 2010

Top five cases on appeal for 2011: (3) Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

XpertHR is counting down five important cases on appeal for 2011. In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by an NHS trust against a decision that its breach of the express terms of its disciplinary procedure gave an employee the right… continue

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Top five cases on appeal for 2011: (2) Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

XpertHR is counting down five important cases on appeal for 2011. In Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, an employee has been given permission to appeal the Court of Appeal decision that his employer’s requirement for employees to have a law degree to proceed to the highest of… continue

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Top five cases on appeal for 2011: (1) Aitken v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

XpertHR is counting down five important cases on appeal for 2011. In Aitken v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, a police officer who displayed violent tendencies is appealing an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that his employer did not discriminate against him on the ground of an alleged perceived… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 20.12.10 to 26.12.10: lesbian MEP wins sex discrimination claim against UKIP

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 20 December 2010, including a lesbian MEP who has won her claim for sex discrimination against former colleagues in UKIP.… continue

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Top five unusual tribunal cases of 2010: (5) Employer’s use of and discussions about lap dancing and prostitutes was discrimination

As we near 2011, XpertHR counts down with five unusual tribunal decisions from 2010. In Furlong v BMC Software Ltd, an employee was discriminated against by her employer’s use of, and discussions about the use of, lap dancing clubs and prostitutes.… continue

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Top five unusual tribunal cases of 2010: (4) Suggestion that toy helicopter be landed on employee’s turban was harassment

As we near 2011, XpertHR counts down with five unusual tribunal decisions from 2010. In Bal v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Jobcentre Plus), an employee was unlawfully discriminated against when a colleague suggested that a toy helicopter be landed on his turban.… continue

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Top five unusual tribunal cases of 2010: (3) “Bomb threat” employee fairly dismissed for bringing employer into disrepute

As we near 2011, XpertHR counts down with five unusual tribunal decisions from 2010. In Tyler v William West Ltd, an employee was fairly dismissed for causing a bomb scare and thereby bringing his employer into disrepute.… continue

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Disciplinary investigations: dos and don’ts from the case law

A large number of unfair dismissal cases involve flaws in the employer’s disciplinary investigation. To help employers get this crucial stage in the disciplinary process right, XpertHR rounds up five employment tribunal cases [subscription required] where it was claimed that there were problems with the employer’s investigation.… continue

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Top five unusual tribunal cases of 2010: (2) Facebook entry and YouTube video led to amateur model’s dismissal

As we near 2011, XpertHR counts down with five unusual tribunal decisions from 2010. In Gill v SAS Ground Services UK Limited, a woman was fairly dismissed for Facebook entries and a YouTube video regarding her activities as an amateur model.… continue

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Top five unusual tribunal cases of 2010: (1) Employee sacked for rubbing plate of toast on line manager’s head

As we near 2011, XpertHR counts down with five unusual tribunal decisions from 2010. In Richardson v Royal Mail Group Ltd, an employee was fairly sacked for assaulting his line manager with a plate of toast.… continue

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