In the employment tribunals: March 2011

XpertHR provides summaries of recent employment tribunal rulings.

Abusive Facebook comments led to pub shift manager's dismissal
Employer wrong to rely on employee's "flippant" attitude during disciplinary hearing
Muslim boss discriminated against Muslim employee of different Islamic sect
Employee entitled to believe supervisor had authority to dismiss
Care worker wins sex discrimination claim over failure to provide references
Manager's "sexual favours" remark was not sexual harassment
Football officials suffered age discrimination
Crashing ferry constituted gross misconduct
Childcare emergency resulted in detriment and dismissal
Solicitor harassed by firm manager's offensive behaviour
Bannatyne fitness club discriminated against Thalidomide victim
Employees were not entitled to be accompanied at investigation meetings
Employee fairly dismissed for sabotaging hidden microphones
"Full-blown moony" constituted sexual harassment