Archive | February, 2011

Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 21.02.11 to 27.02.11: Jewish health worker told that NHS like the Gestapo

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 21 February 2011, including a Jewish health worker who was told that, if she returned to her job in the NHS, it would be “like a Jew working for the Gestapo”.… continue

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Employment tribunal reforms (4): striking out claims

In the latest of our looks at particular aspects of the Government’s employment tribunal proposals, we summarise the plans to make it easier for tribunals to strike out vexatious or unmeritorious claims.… continue

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Employment tribunal rejects unfair dismissal claim of postman convicted of murder

An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of a postman who was convicted of murder, reports the BBC website.… continue

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Dual discrimination: why the Government is right to be cautious

At a time when the Government is attempting to ease the burden on the employment tribunal system, it’s no surprise to see another delay to the introduction of dual discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 14.02.11 to 20.02.11: gay waiter humiliated by nipple tweak

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 14 February 2011, including a gay waiter at a Michelin-starred restaurant who won £21,500 for discrimination after having his nipples tweaked by a customer and being subjected to homophobic taunts by colleagues.… continue

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Forced resignation was unfair dismissal

An employee was held to have been unfairly dismissed when he was forced to resign immediately prior to a disciplinary hearing that, he was informed, would result in his dismissal, in one of XpertHR’s latest tribunal reports.… continue

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Equality Act 2010: revised guidance on definition of disability from 1 May 2011

The Government has published draft guidance on matters to be taken into account when determining questions relating to the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.… continue

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Employment tribunal reforms (3): statement of loss

In the third of our looks at particular aspects of the Government’s employment tribunal proposals, we summarise the proposal for the claimant’s statement of loss to be incorporated into the ET1.… continue

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Boss who “humiliated” employee he suspected of theft pays £13,000

An over-zealous boss who took drastic action against an employee he accused of theft has paid £13,000 to settle the employee’s civil action, reports the Daily Telegraph website.… continue

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EAT upholds tribunal’s indirect sex discrimination finding against Royal Navy

The full EAT judgment has been published in which it upheld the employment tribunal decision that the Royal Navy indirectly discriminated against a female sailor in its promotion procedures.… continue

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