In the employment tribunals: April 2011

XpertHR provides summaries of recent employment tribunal rulings.

Manager dismissed for sacking employee and recruiting replacement without authority
Dental nurse was unfairly dismissed for asking to be paid on time
Employer did not discriminate by passing threats investigation to the police
Employee accused of stealing company property and selling it to gypsies was unfairly dismissed
Gay waiter at Michelin-starred restaurant subjected to repeated sexual orientation harassment
Bottom-slapping of gay waiter was not discrimination
Aston Villa unfairly dismissed football historian who had supported club for 60 years
Employer carried out sham redundancies of HR managers on whim of chief executive
Unfair dismissal: failure to allow NHS employee legal representation at disciplinary appeal hearing
Employee unfairly dismissed on allegation of fraudulently claiming company sick pay
Managers' comments put undue pressure on underperforming older worker to retire early
Journalist's belief in "higher purpose" of public service broadcasting is philosophical belief