A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 16 July 2012, including a Daily Telegraph sketchwriter losing his age discrimination claim.
Former Daily Telegraph sketchwriter loses ageism case (on the Guardian website) Senior Daily Telegraph journalist Andrew Gimson has lost his age discrimination case after more than seven years as the newspaper's main parliamentary sketchwriter.
Home carer wins £11k for unfair dismissal after helping sick boy (on the Daily Record website) A carer who defied bosses to give the best care to a disabled child has won almost £11,000 at a tribunal after being sacked for fiddling timesheets.
Sacked cook wins job fight (on the Garstang Courier website) A cook who was sacked from his care home job by a doctor has won his fight for unfair dismissal.
Studley former company director awarded more than £22,000 for unfair dismissal (on the Redditch Advertiser website) A Studley former company director of a training and consultancy business whose directorship appeared to have been terminated without her knowledge has been awarded more than £22,000 for unfair dismissal.
Hairdresser's £1,500 bill for tribunal delay (on the Staffordshire Newsletter website) A tribunal chairman described a case involving a Stafford hairdresser as a "shameful waste of public money" after it had to be adjourned because of a lack of sufficient evidence.
Sales rep who was branded 'gay' because he didn't like football wins £44,000 payout following months of 'atrocious' bullying (on the Daily Mail website) A sales rep who was repeatedly accused by colleagues of being gay just because he was not a football fan has been awarded almost £44,000 for the harassment he suffered.
Employer liable for "gay and proud" Facebook status hijack of ex-employee by colleagues (on the Out-law website) A company can be liable for unwanted comments made on the Facebook account of an employee by colleagues, providing that the actions "fall within the course of employment", an employment tribunal has found.
Redditch carer unfairly dismissed after throwing bottle at care home resident (on the Redditch Advertiser website) A Redditch carer who was 13 weeks pregnant threw a bottle in temper towards an elderly woman in a residential home and swore after the resident had been in a "particularly demanding" mood, a Birmingham employment tribunal was told.
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