Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 23.01.12 to 29.01.12: unfair dismissal of traffic warden forced out over tickets quota

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 23 January 2012, including a traffic warden who has won his unfair dismissal claim after successfully arguing that he had been forced out of his job over his opposition to having to give out a minimum number of tickets.

Traffic wardens “pressured” into issuing tickets (on the Daily Telegraph website) A tribunal judge has warned that traffic wardens expected to issue a minimum quota of tickets were being coerced into acting in a “predatory and sometimes dishonest” manner.


Doc must pay 5.7% of £350k legal bills after failed tribunal (on the This Is Staffordshire website) A doctor has been told to pay just £20,000 of a legal bill of more than £350,000 run up by two hospitals.

Charity worker wins fight over sacking (on the Dumfries and Galloway Standard website) A charity shop worker sacked over claims she stole a television has won a fight to “clear her name”.

Transsexual loses bullying case against police bosses (on the Scotsman website) A transsexual who claims she was bullied out of her job as a traffic warden has vowed to keep fighting after failing in her latest bid to sue police for unfair dismissal.

Tribunal rules against worker blacklisted for raising health and safety concerns (on the Safety and Health Practitioner website) A construction worker who lost a case against a major firm that admitted blacklisting him for union activities and raising health and safety concerns may go to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that UK law does not sufficiently protect agency workers.

Man with HIV gets €32,000 from Tesco for unfair dismissal (on the Irish Independent website) A former security guard at Tesco who said there was a link between his HIV and being fired has been awarded €32,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal.

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