Conduct and disability – Employment Law Blog

Posted November 21st, 2014 in assault, disability discrimination, mental health, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘Was there gross misconduct? If there was, did it justify dismissal? Those were issues before Judge Eady QC in Burdett v Aviva Employment Services Ltd, UKEAT/0439/13/JOJ, a case concerned with both unfair dismissal and discrimination arising from disability. The employee had committed assaults in the workplace. However, this was because of his disability. He suffered from a paranoid schizophrenic illness. The ET was judged to have been in error in finding gross misconduct. They had failed to engage with the question of blameworthiness. The ET was also found to have been in error in assuming that dismissal will necessarily fall within the range of reasonable responses in a gross misconduct case.’

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Employment Law Blog, 20th November 2014

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Panic room woman challenges bedroom tax – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in assault, domestic violence, harassment, housing, news, rape, stalking, taxation by sally

‘A woman whose council home has been fitted with a secure panic room to protect her from a violent ex-partner is going to court on Wednesday to challenge the government’s so-called bedroom tax.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Violent prisoners to face tougher penalties in crackdown against serious assaults on prison staff – The Independent

‘Violence in jails will be met with tougher repercussions in a new crackdown against serious assaults on prison staff.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2014

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“Extraneous factors” not relevant in deciding whether surgeon guilty of negligence – Litigation Futures

Posted November 14th, 2014 in appeals, assault, doctors, evidence, negligence, news by tracey

‘“Extraneous factors”, including an assault on a bus driver, are not relevant in deciding whether a surgeon had acted negligently while carrying out a hip operation, appeal judges have ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th November 2014

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Shoplifter assault case PC dismissed from Met Police – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in assault, dismissal, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Metropolitan Police officer who punched a suspected shoplifter before pinning her to the ground has been dismissed from the force.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2014

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Footballer Ravel Morrison cleared of threatening to throw acid in his ex-girlfriend’s face – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2014 in assault, bail, harassment, news, sport, threatening behaviour by michael

The former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison has been cleared of allegations he harassed his former girlfriend including threatening to kill her and throw acid in her face.

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The Independent, 10th November 2014

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Inmate’s assault charge reinstated – BBC News

‘An inmate is to face trial over an alleged assault on a prison officer after a High Court judge quashed the decision to drop the case against him.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2014

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Men jailed over deaf blind man Chelmsford train track attack – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2014 in assault, disabled persons, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been sent to prison for throwing a deaf blind man and his brother on to railway tracks.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2014

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Drunk man smeared blood on victims in Grantham park – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2014 in assault, indecent exposure, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drunkenly exposed himself in a park, smeared his own blood on two men and threw bottles at people has been jailed for eight months.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2014

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Black female Met Police firearms officer who won £40k at tribunal has all charges against her dropped – The Independent

‘PC Carol Howard was arrested and bailed for more than a year over eight different allegations, including assault, witness intimidation and possession of an indecent image of a child.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2014

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Gloucester cellar sex attack ‘not preventable’ – BBC News

‘A sex attack by two teenagers on a boy in a cellar in Gloucester could not have been anticipated or prevented, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police has agreed to pay £120,000 in damages in an alleged race-discrimination case where seven officers were accused of assaulting a black motorist.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2014

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Murder victim Becky McPhee ‘failed by Merseyside Police’ – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2014 in assault, bail, domestic violence, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A series of police blunders contributed to the death of a woman who was murdered by her estranged husband after years of domestic abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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Judge tells masseuse to stop harassing Russell Brand and Jemima Khan – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2014 in assault, harassment, injunctions, news by tracey

‘Celebrity couple win court order in ongoing dispute with Szilvia Berki, which they say has caused considerable distress.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2014

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Former N-Dubz singer Dappy guilty of nightclub assault – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2014 in assault, contempt of court, news, suspended sentences, witnesses by sally

‘The former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a nightclub.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2014

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Charles Bronson sentenced to further two years in jail for attacking a prison governor – The Independent

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in assault, news, prison officers, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘Charles Bronson, one of the most violent inmates in Britain, has been sentenced to two years for attacking a prison officer.’

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The Independent, 1st September 2014

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Jamaican crook dodges deportation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in assault, asylum, deportation, firearms, homosexuality, human rights, news, robbery, theft by sally

‘A ‘career criminal’ has avoided being removed to Jamaica after falsely claiming he was gay and would be persecuted in his home country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2014

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April Jones killer denied compensation for jail attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2014 in assault, compensation, news, prisons by sally

‘Mark Bridger is refused permission to move prisons and is also denied compensation after he was slashed across the face by a fellow inmate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2014

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Woman who tried to trick strangers into raping former colleague jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2014 in assault, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A woman who used sex chatrooms to try to trick strangers into raping a former work colleague has been jailed for six years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2014

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‘Hardcore’ criminals with 100 convictions avoid prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in assault, crime, crime prevention, criminal damage, news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A “hardcore” of repeat offenders, some with more than 100 convictions, are avoiding prison in record numbers, ministers have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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