In the employment tribunals: October 2011

XpertHR provides summaries of recent employment tribunal rulings.

Discrimination against gay lawyer who discovered homophobic comment in case file
Ex-serviceman's belief in importance of wearing poppy in November not philosophical belief
Sex discrimination: male train driver awarded £5,000 over flexible working withdrawal
Disability: employee refused to cooperate over reasonable adjustments to "engineer" discrimination claim
Employees allowed to carry over holiday accrued during sickness absences to following leave year
Employee unfairly dismissed for shaking vending machine to "steal" chocolate
Unfair dismissal of NHS worker who pleaded guilty to minor offences
Fair dismissal of civilian police worker convicted of dangerous driving
Royal Mail fairly dismissed postman charged with murder