Employment tribunal decisions 25.11.13 to 01.12.13: “Wiccan” mocked and later dismissed after Halloween shift changes wins religious discrimination claim

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 25 November 2013, during which a tribunal found that a “Wicca” follower who claimed that she was mocked and later dismissed after switching her shifts to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve was discriminated against because of… continue

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Race discrimination: five employment cases brought by Irish claimants

As the recent employment tribunal decision in Harper v Housing 21 shows, race discrimination claims related to the nationality of an individual from Ireland are brought from time to time. We round up five cases in which the claimants are Irish and claim that they were discriminated against because of… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 18.11.13 to 24.11.13: Unfair dismissal of Portuguese care worker with poor English who used single rude word

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 18 November 2013, during which a tribunal awarded nearly £15,000 to a Portuguese care worker with a poor grasp of English who used a single inappropriate word in the presence of a member of the… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 11.11.13 to 17.11.13: Horseracing pundit John McCririck loses age discrimination claim

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 11 November 2013, during which horseracing pundit John McCririck lost his age discrimination claim that he brought against Channel 4 after he was not chosen to front its racing programme in 2012.
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Disciplinary hearings: 10 cases on the right to be accompanied

After a period of settled law on the right to be accompanied, some novel issues on companions at disciplinary hearings have been arising recently in employment tribunals. We round up 10 cases on the right to be accompanied in disciplinary meetings.
Right to be accompanied: reasonableness of request for companion… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 04.11.13 to 10.11.13: Energy supplier’s internal investigation into employees hanging up on customers leads to 30 dismissals

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 4 November 2013, during which we reported a case in which energy supplier E.ON’s large-scale internal investigation into its customer services advisers hanging up on customers resulted in around 30 dismissals.
Energy supplier fairly dismissed… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 28.10.13 to 03.11.13: Employers’ chances of defending discrimination claims depend on records of recruitment process

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 28 October 2013, during which we highlighted two contrasting outcomes for employers in discrimination claims, in cases in which the key to the claims was the quality of the employers’ records of the recruitment process.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 21.10.13 to 27.10.13: Teacher banned from speaking Polish at work wins £7,000 for race discrimination

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 21 October 2013, during which an employment tribunal awarded £7,000 to a teacher who was told that she could not speak her native language of Polish while at work, even on her breaks.
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Employment tribunal decisions 14.10.13 to 20.10.13: Dismissal of pub worker who “dropped his pants” while drinking in new employer’s pub

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 14 October 2013, during which an employment tribunal considered the case of a pub worker who was dismissed after a TUPE transfer for his behaviour before the transfer while a customer in one of his… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 07.10.13 to 13.10.13: £100,000 for CEO who resigned after being suspended for raising concerns over financial mismanagement

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 7 October 2013, during which an employment tribunal awarded a company CEO who was forced out of the company after raising concerns with the Financial Services Authority.
Whistleblowing: tribunal award of over £100,000 for CEO… continue

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