A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 16 April 2012, including a bus driver awarded £16,700 after he was found to have been unfairly dismissed for a crash that was caused by a stuck throttle.
Dundee bus crash driver wins £16,700 claim for unfair dismissal (on the Courier website) A former bus driver who crashed into a parked car in the city centre says he feels vindicated after an employment tribunal ruled he was unfairly dismissed by National Express Dundee.
Tribunal upholds sacking of care home worker suspected of disabling fire alarm to go for smoke (on the Courier website) A Dundee care home officer was rightly sacked for smoking on duty and trying to cover up her behaviour, an employment tribunal has ruled.
Robert McCartney's sister Catherine loses employment case (on the BBC website) A sister of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney has lost an employment tribunal case in which she claimed she had suffered political discrimination.
Alvechurch woman wins claim for unfair dismissal (on the Redditch Advertiser website) An Alvechurch clerical assistant who denied swearing and being aggressive towards a manager has won her compensation claim for unfair dismissal.
Security guard with an 'impeccable record' fired over health and safety rules wins case (on the This Is Tamworth website) A security guard has won a compensation claim for unfair dismissal against a Tamworth firm.
2 Sisters' Solway Foods loses disability tribunal (on the Food Manufacture website) Sandwich manufacturer Solway Foods, part of 2 Sisters Food Group, has been found guilty of constructive dismissal and disability discrimination when a worker was forced to resign after falling at the firm's Northamptonshire factory.
Sales consultant loses compensation claim (on the Kidderminster Shuttle website) A Kidderminster sales consultant who complained he had no chair and stood 10 hours a day to do his job after having an operation for heart trouble has lost a compensation claim for disability discrimination.
Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR that week
Discrimination arising from disability: lecturer forced to move to inferior contract wins Equality Act claim
Discrimination arising from disability: paramedic's theft of anesthetic gas not a consequence of depression
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