Employment tribunal decisions 06.01.14 to 12.01.14: Sexually harassed TV presenter dismissed for reacting on air with rude gesture

TVcameraA round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 6 January 2014, during which a TV presenter was found to have been sexually harassed, having been dismissed for making a rude gesture live on air after she heard an insult through her earpiece.

TV presenter sacked over hand gesture wins payout for sexual harassment A TV presenter has been awarded compensation for sexual harassment having been sacked for making a rude hand gesture to studio colleagues live on air after they called her a “whore” through her earpiece, reports the Guardian.

Former Fife labourer’s unfair dismissal claim rejected An ex-joinery labourer lost his claim of unfair dismissal when an employment tribunal ruled his employers had not breached his contract of employment, according to the Scottish Courier.

Partially-sighted hospital worker given go-ahead to pursue unfair dismissal claim A partially-blind Stourbridge clinical support worker complained he was unfairly sacked by the Dudley Group of Hospitals after making whistle-blowing allegations about the affects of chemical fumes from a decontamination unit where he worked, says the Stourbridge News.

Plymouth Glassblowing House restaurant company wound up owing £500,000 A firm that ran a city restaurant is being wound up, owing nearly half a million pounds. The company, which was ordered to pay just under £60,000 to a former employee following an employment tribunal, was refused an extension of time in which to present a notice of appeal, reports the Plymouth Herald.

Sacked joiner’s lawyer says city council’s appeals could cost taxpayers over £100,000 Dundee City Council has been severely criticised for wasting taxpayers’ money after the Court of Session ruled it must pay appeal expenses in the case of a man who was ruled to have been unfairly dismissed by the council, reports the Scottish Courier.

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