Employment tribunal decisions 16.12.13 to 05.01.14: Ulster Bank employee “may have stolen up to £500,000” from vault

UlsterBankA round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the weeks beginning 16, 23 and 30 December 2013, during which the BBC reported that a tribunal hearing has suggested that an Ulster Bank employee may have stolen up to £500,000 from the bank’s vault.

Ulster Bank employee “may have stolen 500k”, tribunal reveals An Ulster Bank employee who was known for his gambling and extravagant lifestyle may have stolen up to £500,000 from the bank’s vault, a tribunal reported on the BBC has revealed.

Dundee City Council’s dismissal of cashier was fair, rules tribunal A judge has ruled that the city council was right to sack a cashier supervisor after two disciplinary breaches, reports the Scottish Courier.

Orangeman “disappointed” over dismissal of discrimination case A member of the Orange Order did not suffer discrimination within the civil service on the grounds of his religion, a tribunal has found, according to the Belfast Newsletter.

Witch woe spells trouble for Hemel Hempstead store A family-run business is fighting for survival against a court ruling which said it had discriminated against a modern-day witch, reports the Hemel Today.

UCATT wins Glasgow hospital construction employment case Construction union UCATT has reported winning a significant legal case on behalf of several members who were initially denied holiday pay, notice pay and had illegal deductions taken from their wages.

Sacked Doncaster rail workers in tribunal win Rail union RMT has recorded a victory on behalf of more than 300 Doncaster workers sacked after the collapse of rail infra-structure company Jarvis, says the Star.

Workers awarded more than £50,000 after Burslem joinery firm Downes and Williamson makes them redundant Six workers have been awarded more than £50,000 in redundancy pay and unpaid wages after a building and joinery company suddenly closed, says the Stoke Sentinel.

Longford cop’s bullying claim is thrown out by judge A police officer has lost a tribunal after claiming he had been bullied for alleging slow police response times that led to the death of a young woman, reports the Coventry Telegraph.

“Sick building” worker loses claim for unfair dismissal A personal assistant, who claimed flooding at the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation caused her to collapse after an allergic reaction, has lost her appeal for unfair dismissal, says This Is Guernsey.

Former lecturer makes suicide comment complaint against employment tribunal judge An employment tribunal judge is being investigated for allegedly making a comment about suicide to a woman whose son had just taken his own life, says the Scottish Courier.

Prison IT teacher Mike Fox on painful legacy of having computer hacker in his class A former prison teacher from Bromley is still without work after being dismissed from his job for allowing a convicted hacker into his class at HMP Isis, reports the Bromley Times.

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