A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 2 December 2013, during which a tribunal awarded over £52,000 to an Indian factory worker who was subjected to a lengthy campaign of racial abuse.
Factory worker subjected to campaign of racial abuse and discrimination An Indian factory worker who was subjected to a lengthy campaign of racial abuse and discrimination has been awarded more than £52,000, reports the North Wales Daily Post.
Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR
- Fashion retailer’s “wardrobe guidelines” for staff did not suggest policy on employees’ body sizes The constructive dismissal claim against a fashion retailer in Whiterod v Karen Millen Fashions Ltd was unsuccessful, but it does reveal some of the difficulties that can arise when employers in this sector require their staff to project a particular image.
- Employee tries to withdraw resignation letter written during routine performance appraisal meeting Should a hotel have allowed an employee to withdraw a resignation letter that she wrote while agitated during a routine meeting to assess a “mystery-shopper” visit? That was the issue in Stanley v Lakeside Collection Ltd.
Other employment tribunal decisions in the headlines
Tribunal rules dismissal of shop worker who called colleague a “whore” on Twitter fair The Courier reports a tribunal case in which a shop assistant who called a colleague a “whore” on Twitter was found to have been fairly dismissed.
Counter offer City trader’s redundancy “procedurally unfair”, finds tribunal A Morgan Stanley trader, who was made redundant following negotiations for a counter offer after receiving another job offer, has failed in his employment tribunal attempt to recover £1m from his former employer, reports the Recruiter.
Scottish construction workers win legal challenge over employment status A group of construction workers in Scotland have won an employment tribunal they brought to challenge the employment status imposed upon them, says the Construction Index.
Credit Suisse settles with analyst over age discrimination Credit Suisse have reached a confidential settlement with a 57-year-old analyst who won an age-discrimination claim against the bank earlier this year, according to Here Is The City.