Archive | December, 2011

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Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures: more employment tribunal decisions

The second part of our round-up of employment tribunal decisions on the “Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures” gives examples where the amount of compensation against employers was increased because of breaches of the code and one unusual decision to reduce the claimant’s compensation for failure to… continue

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Next employee unfairly dismissed for refusal to work Christmas Eve shift

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 19 December 2011, including an employment tribunal decision that the retailer Next unfairly dismissed an employee for taking unauthorised absence on Christmas Eve.

<a href=”http://storify.com/TribunalWatch/tribunal-watch-s-twitter-round-up-week-beginning-1-3″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 19… continue

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Top 10 unusual employment tribunal cases of 2011

At the end of 2011, Tribunal Watch rounds up 10 unusual employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR in 2011.
“Borat” nickname for Polish employee was discrimination This is a classic example of an ill-advised workplace nickname resulting in a successful discrimination claim.
Beliefs about “evil” and “satanic” conspiracy behind 9/11… continue

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Employment tribunal award limits from 1 February 2012 announced

Legislation has been published increasing the limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal from £68,400 to £72,300 on 1 February 2012.
Other changes coming into force on the same date through the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011 (2011/3006) include:

an increase in the maximum… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 12.12.11 to 18.12.11: former NHS doctor awarded almost £4.5m for race and sex discrimination

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 12 December 2011, including an award of almost £4.5m for race and sex discrimination to a former NHS doctor and compensation of over £8,000 for unfair dismissal of a reservist returning to work after deployment… continue

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Supreme Court limits recovery of civil damages for breach of contractual disciplinary proceedings

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 12 December 2011, including the Supreme Court decision in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Botham v Ministry of Defence that employees may not recover damages in civil courts for loss suffered as a… continue

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Employment law reform: Government outlines options for employment tribunal fees

The Ministry of Justice has at last published its consultation on the details of planned employment tribunal fees, which is one of the Government’s flagship proposals for reducing the number of employment tribunal claims. So what’s being suggested?
The consultation offers two broad options:

Option one is an initial fee… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 05.12.11 to 11.12.11: £26,000 for female sales worker harassed in laddish office

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 5 December 2011, including a finding of sexual harassment for a female sales worker who claimed that bosses would rate the attractiveness of potential female recruits and male colleagues were allowed to watch pornography at… continue

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XpertHR 2012 HR calendar includes news on forthcoming employment law and cases on appeal

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 5 December 2011, including the launch of the XpertHR 2012 calendar, which covers: forthcoming legislation and cases on appeal; XpertHR surveys, conferences and events; religious festivals; bank/public holidays; training dates; and much more.
Other ways to… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 28.11.11 to 04.12.11: £100,000 award for Lambeth headteacher who resigned

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 28 November 2011, including a large award for a Lambeth headteacher who was forced to quit after he made allegations of bullying and financial mismanagement.
Headteacher James Walker gets Lambeth Council payout (on the BBC… continue

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