Archive | September, 2011

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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 26 September 2011: alarm over Government “decision” to increase unfair dismissal qualifying period

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the last seven days. Discussion this week has been dominated by wording in BIS’s statement of new regulation (PDF format, 284K) suggesting that the Government has already made up its mind to increase the unfair dismissal qualifying period from… continue

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Live from the XpertHR essential employment law for HR conference 2011: employment law update

Tribunal Watch is at the XpertHR essential employment law for conference today (Thursday 29 September) at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London. You can follow the progress of the conference live on Twitter using the #xpemplaw11 hashtag.
After some scene-setting from my colleague Jeya Thiruchelvam (09.30), we’ll be hearing from:
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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 19.09.11 to 25.09.11: British Airways manager fairly dismissed over ticketing scam

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 19 September 2011, including the fair dismissal of a British Airways manager involved in a ticketing scam.
Tribunal ruled BA acted fairly in sacking scammer (on the Skyport website) A British Airways manager involved in… continue

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Teacher unfairly dismissed after accessing dating website during lesson

Dating websites – if you’ve used one, you’ll be familiar with the compulsion to check your account to see whether that dream girl/guy has sent you a message (and, preferably, a picture). But should you check your dating account at work? A teacher was sacked for doing just that, in… continue

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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 19 September 2011: Christian GP who suggested patient embrace Jesus “crossed the line”, GMC told

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the last seven days, including the latest in the case of a doctor who is facing proceedings before the General Medical Council (GMC) for allegedly abusing his position by talking to a patient about taking up the Christian religion.… continue

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Caste discrimination update: ACDA gives evidence to United Nations committee

The Anti-Caste Discrimination Alliance’s (ACDA’s) evidence (PDF format, 30K) to the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has resulted in CERD recommending that the UK Government amend the Equality Act 2010 to add “caste” to the current definition of “race”.
The Committee on the Elimination of… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 12.09.11 to 18.09.11: Tate gallery attendant wins unfair dismissal claim

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 12 September 2011, including an employment tribunal decision that the Tate unfairly dismissed a gallery attendant because it did not properly investigate her allegations of bullying by managers.
Tate attendant wins unfair dismissal case (on… continue

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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 12 September 2011: European Court of Justice decisions on retirement and holiday pay for pilots

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the last seven days, including the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decisions in Prigge and others v Deutsche Lufthansa AG, on the retirement age for pilots in Germany, and Williams and others v British Airways plc, on holiday pay… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 05.09.11 to 11.09.11: Beckham brother-in-law loses constructive dismissal claim

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 5 September 2011, including David Beckham’s brother-in-law’s unsuccessful constructive dismissal claim, in which he claimed that his boss demanded that he invite the footballer to the office.
Broker brother-in-law of David and Victoria Beckham loses… continue

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Employee fairly dismissed for single swear word directed at manager

If you told your boss to “fuck off”, would you expect to be sacked? I would, and that’s precisely what happened to Mrs Doman, who used to work for Royal Mail, in one of the latest tribunal cases reported by XpertHR this week.
Mrs Doman’s moment of madness came after… continue

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