Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 04.02.13 to 10.02.13: Council fails to provide agency workers information in redundancy and TUPE consultations

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 4 February 2013, including a tribunal finding that Barnet Council was in breach of its duty to provide Unison with the required information on agency workers during redundancy and TUPE consultations.

Unison wins landmark legal decisions for Barnet Council workers (on the Barnet Unison website) Barnet Council workers are set to receive compensation after the employment tribunal in Watford ruled that the council was in breach of its duty to provide Unison with the required information on agency workers during redundancy and TUPE consultations.


Police officer loses discrimination tribunal case (on the Oxford Times website) A police officer who claimed she was “bullied and victimised” by her male bosses after they cancelled her wedding leave has lost her employment tribunal case.

Perthshire whistleblower’s unfair dismissal claim rejected (on the Courier website) A former care manager with Perth and Kinross Council’s social work department has lost her claim for constructive unfair dismissal after making “whistleblowing” claims against the authority.

Trade union rights body “penalised” union agent (on the Times website) The quango responsible for protecting the right of trade unionists to organise is to pay out record damages for preventing an employee from engaging in trade union activity.

Tribunal orders retailer to pay £19,000 over unfair dismissal (on the This Is Jersey website) A men’s fashion retailer has been ordered to pay a former employee nearly £19,000 by the Royal Court after failing to satisfy an order by the employment tribunal to compensate the man for unfair dismissal.

Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR that week

Time off for dependants: tribunal considers reasonableness of six absences totalling seven days in 12 months

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