Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 20.08.12 to 26.08.12: journalist in £10,000 costs order after failed BBC discrimination claim


A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 20 August 2012, including a tribunal making a costs order against a journalist who brought age and religion or belief discrimination claims against the BBC.

Edgbaston journalist facing £10,000 bill for failed BBC tribunal bid (on the Birmingham Mail website) A BBC producer who lost claims for discrimination because of age and beliefs has been told to pay £10,000 costs.

Awema finance director wins case for unfair dismissal (on the BBC website) A director of the defunct All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (Awema) has won his unfair dismissal case.

Llangollen dental workers’ £30,000 damages at tribunal (on the BBC website) Seven women who lost their jobs when a dental surgery closed in Denbighshire have been awarded nearly £33,000 compensation by an employment tribunal.

Demoted pub boss loses dismissal case as hundreds see customer’s fall on YouTube (on the This Is Derbyshire website) A pub manager, who failed to properly discipline an employee for uploading footage of a disabled customer to the internet, has lost her case for unfair dismissal.

Tribunal raps Metro cleaners Churchill in bitter dispute (on the Chronicle Live website) Metro train cleaners Churchill have been ordered to pay thousands after unfairly sacking a worker who criticised the company.

Boss of £1million-a-year Coventry refuse business sacked nephew (on the Coventry Telegraph website) The boss of a £1 million-a-year Coventry refuse business who sacked his nephew will not have to pay him compensation, a tribunal has ruled.

Judge throws out challenge by force’s pensioned-off policemen (on the This Is Cornwall website) Claims that Devon and Cornwall Police failed to properly consult officers forcibly retired after 30 years’ service have been thrown out by a judge.

Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR that week

Violinist who criticised concert in newspaper not directly discriminated against because of “humanist” beliefs

Disability discrimination: BA fails to make reasonable adjustments within a reasonable timescale

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