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".
February 2011 Archives
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.
An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of a postman who was convicted of murder, reports the BBC website.
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.
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.
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.
The Government has published draft guidance on matters to be taken into account when determining questions relating to the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
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.
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.
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.
A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 7 February 2011, including the rejection of a claim by a male John Lewis employee that he was sexually harassed by a 68-year-old Italian woman when she allegedly inappropriately touched him.
The last of Dave Busfield-Birch's guest blog posts on XpertHR Tribunal Watch on the proposed employment tribunal reforms, looks at the increase of the service threshold for bringing an unfair dismissal from one year to two years and concludes by questioning if it's right for cost-saving to drive legal reform.
This is the second of Dave Busfield-Birch's guest blog posts on XpertHR Tribunal Watch on the proposed employment tribunal reforms, focusing on the suggestions of a fee for bringing a tribunal claim and financial penalties for employers who lose cases.
In our second look at particular aspects of the Government's employment tribunal proposals, we summarise the proposals for increasing the role of Acas conciliation.
Last week, we announced a new series of guest blog posts on XpertHR Tribunal Watch on your thoughts on the proposed employment tribunal reforms. We're delighted to present the first of these from Dave Busfield-Birch.
Our round-up of employment tribunal claims for unfair dismissal in which the employee was accused of theft [subscription required] shows that the pivotal issue for a successful employer defence is whether or not it has carried out a satisfactory investigation.
Two recent decisions show that employers considering disciplinary action against an employee who has been lewd or rude must make a distinction between humour in the workplace and offensive behaviour.
A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 31 January 2011, including a remedy hearing in which a tribunal awarded a school monitor, who was sacked after telling parents that their daughter had been bullied, just £350 in compensation.
An employee was fairly dismissed for forwarding an offensive spam email to a client’s employee, in one of XpertHR’s latest tribunal reports.
In the first of a regular look at particular aspects of the Government's employment tribunal proposals, we focus on financial penalties for employers found to have breached employment law.
The employment tribunal reforms, whether or not they reduce the number of claims, will have a massive impact on the employment law landscape. We're planning to present a series of guest blog posts on XpertHR Tribunal Watch with your thoughts on the proposals and we'd love to hear from you.
The limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £65,300 to £68,400 on 1 February 2011.