A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 27 January 2014, during which it emerged that a bus driver who blacked out while driving a double-decker has been awarded £37,000 for unfair dismissal.
Belfast bus crash: driver gets £37,000 for unfair dismissal In Wardlow v Translink, a bus driver who blacked out causing his double decker to crash and topple over in Belfast has won a claim for unfair dismissal.
Employment tribunal decision reported on XpertHR
- Tribunal holds that Equality Act 2010 prohibits caste discrimination In Tirkey v Chandok and another, the employment tribunal held that the current wording of the Equality Act 2010 is sufficient to allow caste discrimination claims to be brought.
Other employment tribunal decisions in the headlines
Architect had “obsessive interest” with PA’s clothing An employment tribunal has ruled that an architect developed an “obsessive interest” in his personal assistant’s (PA) clothing.
Indian-origin workers win case of unfair dismissal Three Indian-origin chicken factory workers in Britain, who were sacked over claims that they took cash bribes for jobs, have won claims for unfair dismissal.
Age discrimination case: David Dalziel loses fire service tribunal The former head of Grampian’s fire service has lost an age discrimination case, the BBC Scotland news website has learned.
Tribunal rules mum-to-be was unfairly dismissed from Aberfeldy hotel A Perthshire hotel receptionist who lost her job after becoming pregnant has won her claim of unfair dismissal.
Racism row as black staff member “overlooked” for promotion at Bristol’s City Academy A black member of staff at a school has had a claim for race discrimination upheld by an employment tribunal after he was overlooked for promotion in favour of a white person three times in six years.
Former Plymouth health boss blasted by employment tribunal over “fixing” job for daughter’s boyfriend A hospital chief executive who is NHS England’s national lead on equality and diversity, has been blasted by an employment tribunal over a whistleblowing case in which she was accused of “nepotism and favouritism”.
City council official wins unfair dismissal case A Birmingham council official who was sacked after being accused of keeping a vulnerable pregnant woman in a rehabilitation centre against her will and failing to arrange medical help for another, was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal ruled.
Gay employee’s compensation after boss’s Aids comment The managing director of a Guildford recycling firm who asked a gay employee whether he had Aids must pay him compensation.
Kerry Miller loses unfair dismissal case after sending topless pics to football player A football club admin worker who sent topless photos of herself to a young player lost her case for unfair dismissal.
RCGP fends off employment tribunal challenge to MRCGP exam The RCGP has staved off a challenge to take them to an employment tribunal over the performance of international medical graduates in the MRCGP exam.