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 in Afghanistan.
Doctor awarded £4.5 million in sex and race discrimination case (on the Personnel Today website) A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
TA soldier sacked from job at Barclays (on the Daily Telegraph website) A Territorial Army soldier who fought in Afghanistan was sacked from his job at Barclays Bank because managers saw his service as a “betrayal”.
Gloucestershire print workers win redundancy payout (on the BBC website) More than 50 workers at a printing firm in Gloucestershire that closed in June are entitled to statutory redundancy pay, a tribunal has ruled.
£36,000 payout for Bury bus driver mum-of-four in sex discrimination row over part-time hours (on the Manchester Evening News website) A woman bus driver has won a £36,000 payout from her former employers after she won a case of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination.
Woman who was not given holiday pay for six years is awarded backlog of £8,000 (on the This is Tamworth website) A Tamworth catering assistant who was not given holiday pay over a six-year period has been awarded a backlog of more than £8,000.
Brent academy wins costs against union (on the Harrow Observer website) An academy school in Brent has won ‘substantial costs’ against a teaching union regarding its conversion to academy status.
School criticised for protecting reputation at tribunal (on the Telegraph and Argus website) A Bradford school has been heavily criticised by an employment tribunal for being overly-concerned with protecting its reputation rather than properly dealing with a bullying and harassment complaint brought by a former employee.
Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR that week
Race and sex discrimination: former NHS doctor with post-traumatic stress disorder awarded almost £4.5m
Manager told Bangladeshi employee: “Your people are only good at corner shops and takeaways”
Unfair dismissal of reservist returning to work after deployment in Afghanistan
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