Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 16.01.12 to 22.01.12: 24,000 former Woolworths workers get £67m award


A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 16 January 2012, including union Usdaw proclaiming that it has won compensation of up to £67 million for more than 24,000 former Woolworths workers for the failure of the administrator to consult on redundancies.

Former Woolworths workers “get £67m compensation” (on the BBC website) The shopworkers union Usdaw has said it has won compensation of up to £67m for more than 24,000 former Woolworths workers, made redundant when the retailer collapsed at the end of 2008.

Jodrell Bank scientist wins unfair dismissal case against Manchester University (on the Manchester Evening News website) A scientist who quit his job at Jodrell Bank after a bust-up with bosses has won an unfair dismissal case. Dr Andrew Faulkner sued Manchester University after resigning from the Cheshire observatory, which it runs.

Choirmaster in “rock music” row wins £76,000 (on the This Is London website) A choirmaster has won £76,000 for unfair dismissal after he was sacked in a row with clerics amid fears they wanted “rock music” in church.

Lifeguard loses bid to claim unfair dismissal (on the This Is Jersey website) The former head of Jersey’s lifeguard service failed yesterday in an attempt to bring unfair dismissal proceedings.

Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR that week

Employee unfairly sacked by “jealous” boss for accompanying colleagues to grievance hearings

Betrayal of employee by his union representative after dismissal for gross misconduct led to unfair dismissal

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