A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 3 February 2014, during which an employment tribunal decided that the “A19 rule” in police pensions regulations, which means that police officers can be forced to retire after 30 years’ service, is discriminatory.
Police win forced retirement tribunal claim Five police forces could face paying out millions of pounds after officers who were forced to retire after 30 years won an age discrimination claim, reports the BBC.
Employment tribunal decision reported on XpertHR
- Employee unfairly dismissed for “generalised” comments about customer’s site in BBC interview In Coward v Honeywell Control Systems Ltd, the employer’s hasty overreaction to an alleged breach of its communications policy led to a successful claim for unfair dismissal.
- Whistleblowing employees fairly dismissed for disclosing concerns to the media In Niester and another v Threshold Housing Link, a charity fairly dismissed two whistleblowing employees for the manner in which they had raised their concerns.
Other employment tribunal decisions in the headlines
Car chase ex-police officer Mike Baillon wins compensation A former Gwent PC whose videoed arrest of a pensioner after a car chase was leaked and shown on the internet has won at least £430,000 damages for constructive dismissal by the force, reports the BBC.
Ex-paramedic in line for payout after winning unfair dismissal battle The Birmingham Mail says that a former paramedic is set for a big-money payout after winning an unfair dismissal claim against West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Football club forced to pay £19,000 to ex-stewardess Bartley Green Football Club is to pay a sacked stewardess nearly £19,000 after Birmingham employment tribunal decided she had been unfairly dismissed, according to the Halesowen News.
Animal lab employee awarded £1,325 for equal pay claim An employee with an animal laboratory who requested a move from her £44,000 a year full-time job to part time has been awarded £1,325 for an equal pay claim, says the Halesowen News.
Tribunal rules Tokheim unfairly sacked worker who was off sick for almost two years A Dundee factory worker who was off ill for almost two years was unfairly dismissed because his employer did not obtain up-to-date information on his condition before terminating his employment, reports the Scottish Courier.
Disabled veteran wins employment tribunal after being unfairly sacked A veteran was unfairly sacked because of a disability, a tribunal heard. The employment tribunal in Newcastle awarded him five-figure damages, says the Chronicle Live.
Shropshire gardener’s unfair dismissal claim is backed A landscape gardener sacked from his job after absent-mindedly driving off with a “bag of bolts” in his van when leaving a high-security Ministry of Defence site has had his unfair dismissal claim backed by an employment judge, reports the Shropshire Star.