A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 13 February 2012, including a £30,000 award for a Cambridge scientist who was involved in designing the world's biggest telescope. He said that he was forced to resign after a heated argument with an astronomer who described him as a "research assistant" during a meeting.
Cambridge scientist awarded damages after "barrage of yelling" from astronomer (on the Daily Telegraph website) Dr Andrew Faulkner, a Cambridge scientist who designed the world's biggest telescope, has been awarded £30,000 damages after he was yelled at by an astronomer.
Compensation award for former McCowan's workers (on the BBC website) Former employees of collapsed toffee maker McCowan's have won more than £200,000 in compensation.
Polish migrant workers' power station compensation (on the BBC website) Fourteen migrant workers who carried out construction work in south Wales have won more than £250,000 in compensation.
Bullied sales worker awarded £45,000 (on the STV website) A sales worker who was reduced to tears by a boss and suffered a "remorseless campaign" of threats and bullying has won more than £45,000.
Dumfries charity worker wins TV theft tribunal payout (on the BBC website) A charity worker who was sacked after her bosses believed she had stolen a donated television has won more than £14,500 at an employment tribunal.
Manager unfairly dismissed over "moralistic" story (on the This Is Tamworth website) A transport team manager from Tamworth who helped organise food deliveries to various outlets was unfairly dismissed after work colleagues believed she criticised them in a moralistic tale.
Jail fight prison officer loses dismissal appeal (on the Staffordshire Newsletter website) A prison officer needed five operations on the socket of his left eye after being involved in a fight with a colleague at Stafford's Jail over a new shift system.
Breckland councillor to pay more than £800 following tribunal (on the EDP24 website) A row has broken out between a Breckland councillor and a former employee after the politician was ordered to pay more than £800 following an employment tribunal.
Porter loses racism claims (on the Oxford Times website) A kitchen porter's allegations of racism at an £8,000 pound-a-term private school were dismissed by a tribunal.
Childcare worker awarded £6,000 for unfair dismissal from nursery (on the Daily Echo website) A childcare worker has been awarded £6,257 for unfair dismissal from a nursery after she launched a claim for a back injury at work.
Hillfields poultry firm worker sacked for cruelty to chickens (on the Coventry Telegraph website) A Coventry factory worker who was sacked after being accused of cruelty to chickens has lost a compensation claim for unfair dismissal.
Axed hotel porter admits his "laziness" (on the Bedfordshire News website) A hotel night porter was dismissed after allegedly falsifying documents and failing to carry out safety checks admitting it was down to "laziness".
Former finance director loses compensation claim (on the Bromsgrove Advertiser website) A former finance director has lost a compensation claim for the repayment of money taken from his salary after a judge reminded him he was the co-author of a "deduction scheme" in the first place.
Childcare worker unfairly dismissed gets €10,000 (on the Irish Times website) A childcare worker who was sacked for refusing to attend a meeting with management unless she was allowed to have a union representative accompany her has been awarded €10,000 by an Irish tribunal.
Men get €260,000 for unfair dismissal (on the Irish Times website) Two Former employees of a haulage company, who were fired after being accused of encouraging unlawful industrial action, have been awarded more than €260,000 in compensation by an Irish tribunal.
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