Archive | August, 2011

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 22.08.11 to 28.08.11: £21,000 disability discrimination award over migraine-inducing fluorescent lighting

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 22 August 2011, including an award of £21,000 for disability discrimination against a charity after it failed to change fluorescent lighting that triggered her migraine attacks.
Wrexham charity must pay £21,000 for disability discrimination of… continue

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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 22 August 2011: reaction to tribunal decision that “Borat” nickname was race discrimination

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the last seven days, including reaction to an employment tribunal decision that a Polish employee who was given the nickname “Borat” was discriminated against because of his nationality.

Borat racism case @TribunalWatch The Guardian’s take http://ow.ly/6bpKV on the Borat… continue

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Unfair dismissal: did they jump or were they pushed?

Our round-up of employment tribunal claims on resignations and dismissals [subscription required] shows how careful employers have to be when there is any confusion or doubt over the manner of the termination of the employee’s employment.
XpertHR’s tribunal reporting service provides regular summaries (and, for subscribers, PDF judgments) of interesting… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 15.08.11 to 21.08.11: midwife’s views on bondage and consensual slavery not a “philosophical belief”

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 15 August 2011, including an employment tribunal decision that a midwife’s views on bondage and “consensual slavery”, which she wanted to highlight by wearing a silver collar at work as an emblem, are not a… continue

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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 15 August 2011: EHRC consults on proposed legal intervention in religious discrimination cases

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the last seven days, this week including the short Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) consultation on its submissions in four religious discrimination cases that are currently before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

EHRC consults on submissions… continue

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Shop manager told older supervisor that she was “too old for sex”

How would you feel if your boss told you that you were “too old for sex”? Unhappy, probably, unless you happened to agree. Mrs Young, a 43-year-old shop supervisor, was subject to this observation – and more – in one of the latest tribunal cases reported by XpertHR.
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Caste discrimination: Indian couple claim discrimination against law firm

An Indian husband and wife who became a couple while working at a law firm in Coventry are claiming at an employment tribunal that they were discriminated against because he is from a lower caste than her, reports The Times Law Section.
It is certainly a dramatic news story (The… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 08.08.11 to 14.08.11: former Tower of London governor loses unfair dismissal claim

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 8 August 2011, including an unsuccessful unfair dismissal claim from the former governor of the Tower of London.
Former Tower of London governor loses sacking claim (on the BBC website) The former governor of the… continue

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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 8 August 2011: employment implications of the riots across England

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the last seven days, this week concentrating on the employment implications of the civil unrest in England.
Issues include: difficulty in getting to work due to the disruption; employees’ rights when their businesses are forced to close; time off… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 01.08.11 to 07.08.11: Dolly the Sheep scientist loses race claim against lawyer

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 1 August 2011, including a scientist who worked on the Dolly the Sheep project who has lost an “absurd” bid to sue a lawyer who represented him in a race discrimination claim.
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