In the employment tribunals: December 2011

XpertHR provides summaries of recent employment tribunal rulings.

Next employee unfairly dismissed for refusal to work Christmas Eve shift
Police force fairly dismissed community support officer after arrest over missing £15
Race and sex discrimination: former NHS doctor with post-traumatic stress disorder awarded almost £4.5m
Manager told Bangladeshi employee: "Your people are only good at corner shops and takeaways"
Unfair dismissal of reservist returning to work after deployment in Afghanistan
Administration did not justify failure to consult collectively over redundancies
Unfair dismissal: no compensation for dismissed employee who refused to communicate with colleague
Dismissal of Jehovah's Witness who refused to work on Sundays was not religious discrimination
Age discrimination: employer justifies differences in treatment under early-release scheme
Postal worker "stabbed by a syringe" unfairly dismissed for taking one day's "fraudulent" sick leave