Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 30.01.12 to 05.02.12: hospital lawyer awarded £100,000 over dismissal


A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 30 January 2012, including the former head of legal services at Stafford Hospital being awarded more than £100,000 for unfair and wrongful dismissal.

Sacked Stafford Hospital lawyer awarded £100,000 payout (on the BBC website) The former head of legal services at Stafford Hospital has been awarded more than £100,000 for unfair and wrongful dismissal.

Former gun curator Keith Matthews loses sacking appeal (on the York Press website) A former curator at York’s Castle Museum who was sacked over a security incident involving replica muskets has lost his battle to show he was unfairly dismissed.

Mum wants better policing of private firms after tribunal win (on the Warrington Guardian website) A mother has appealed for better policing of private companies after winning a constructive unfair dismissal case.

Whistleblowing bookkeeper was constructively dismissed (on the Harrow Observer website) A whistleblower who helped expose a secret bonus scheme at Harrow Association of Voluntary Services was forced out of her job, an employment tribunal found.

Tribunal victory for sacked Teesside Hospice workers (on the Darlington and Stockton Times website) Two transport workers sacked by a North-East hospice have had their case for unfair dismissal upheld by an employment tribunal.

Man who learned to be driving instructor while off sick loses unfair dismissal case (on the STV website) A storeman who was learning to be a driving instructor while claiming sick leave from his work has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.

Sacked Gloucestershire police officer loses tribunal (on theThis Is Gloucestershire website) An ex-policeman sacked for looking up family, friends, neighbours and former girlfriends on the force’s computer system has lost his case for unfair dismissal.

No tribunal in caretaker dispute (on the This Is South Wales website) An employee of a Swansea valley council who recently won a pay out for unpaid wages has been told his bid for constructive dismissal will not be heard by an employment tribunal.

Car test inspector awarded €25,000 over dismissal (on the Irish Times website) A National Car Testing Service inspector who was fired for putting influence on other testers to pass a vehicle that had failed, has been awarded €25,000 by an Irish tribunal for unfair dismissal.

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