A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 7 May 2012, including a driver being unfairly dismissed by a millionaire racehorse owner for feeding a piece of leftover lamb to an ailing Labrador.
Multimillionaire sacked his driver for giving Labrador a bone (on the Daily Telegraph website) The driver sacked by a multimillionaire racehorse owner for feeding a piece of leftover lamb to an ailing Labrador last night won his claim for unfair dismissal.
Woman administrator awarded £48,650 compensation after her boss's sexual advances (on the Wales Online website) A woman administrator was awarded more than £45,000 compensation today after her boss told her he wanted sex over a desk at a private hospital.
Tribunal no power to deal with QC complaint (on the BBC website) An industrial tribunal has said it does not have the authority to rule on a complaint by a barrister who claimed he was discriminated against by not being appointed a Queen's Counsel.
Mum and son win pay claim for redundancy (on the This Is Staffordshire website) The wife and son of a former managing director have won more than £25,000 in compensation, while he left the tribunal empty handed.
Town lecturer loses compensation claim for disability discrimination (on the Bromsgrove Advertiser website) A Droitwich lecturer in child care has lost a compensation claim for disability discrimination against Worcester College after complaining not enough was done to help her while suffering from work related stress and depression.
Former Coventry managing director loses claim for unfair dismissal (on the Coventry Telegraph website) A former Coventry managing director, who complained he was ousted from a city firm during a "witch hunt" after 24 years in the business, has lost a compensation claim for unfair dismissal.
Darlington worker loses out on £11k after Billingham auto recovery firm folds (on the Darlington and Stockton Times website) A recovery service business went into liquidation a month after it was ordered to pay £11,000 to a former member of staff who was unfairly dismissed.
Tribunal criticises Randox over unfair dismissal (on the BBC website) County Antrim-based Randox Laboratories has been criticised for its behaviour by an industrial tribunal.
Dudley Council workers in equal pay claim want case heard again (on the Stourbridge News website) Hundreds of Dudley Council women employees, including cleaners, catering staff and school administrators, who recently lost their claims for equal pay with men, want the Birmingham Employment Tribunal case heard again.
Halesowen College compensates former lecturer over disability discrimination claim (on the Halesowen News website) Halesowen College has settled out of court with a former lecturer who became disabled after being attacked by baseball bat-wielding thugs.
Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR that week
NHS trust's decision to withhold pay increment for staff who pass sickness absence trigger ruled unlawful
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