A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 12 March 2012, including a French porter who claimed was he was called "Inspector Clouseau" and suffered inappropriate sexual greetings such as "How's it hanging?" by colleagues at the Royal College of General Practitioners. His race claim was found to have been made out of time, but his sexual harassment claim was upheld.
French porter called "Inspector Clouseau" by colleagues in line for five-figure payout (on the Daily Telegraph website) A French porter who was called "Inspector Clouseau" by colleagues at Royal College of General Practitioners is in line for a five-figure harassment payout.
Surrogacy mother launches maternity leave challenge (on the Daily Telegraph website) A mother who had a baby through a surrogate has launched legal action for the right to paid maternity leave.
Whistleblowing teacher's payout (on the This Is Wiltshire website) A Trowbridge teacher has been awarded £3,000 by an employment tribunal, after she resigned from Princecroft School in Warminster.
Cook room manager loses unfair dismissal claim (on the This Is Tamworth website) A Tamworth cook room manager with an 11-year unblemished record, who said he had managerial permission to pay his wife more than she was entitled to, has lost his compensation claim for unfair dismissal.
Tribunal win for union man fired by Salford Council after "brushing past" manager (on the Manchester Evening News website) A bin-wagon driver who was sacked for allegedly assaulting his boss has won a case for unfair dismissal.
Fixed-term contract teacher loses unfair dismissal claim (on the Halesowen News website) A teacher has lost her compensation claim for unfair dismissal after her fixed contract ended and she was not given a new job at a Birmingham school.
Professor: "I socialised with staff and students but now realise it's left me open to allegations" (on the This Is Grimsby website) The former principal of the Grimsby Institute, Professor Daniel Khan, has been at the centre of an employment tribunal involving claims of sexual harassment and unfair dismissal during his time at the town college. He has been cleared of wrongdoing at an employment tribunal.
Ice-cream firm successfully opposes unfair dismissal claim (on the Dudley News website) An ice-cream firm has successfully opposed compensation claims for pregnancy discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal by a former employee.
Unfair dismissal costs body €116,616 (on the Irish Times website) An Irish body that provides services for people with intellectual disabilities in the midlands has been ordered to pay a former manager more than €100,000 for unfair dismissal.
Ash cloud delay led to unfair dismissal (on the Irish Times website) A 36-year-old Hungarian national who was delayed in returning to work after his holidays in 2010 by the volcanic ash cloud has been awarded €1,000 for unfair dismissal by an Irish tribunal.
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