Female Birmingham council workers win ‘£600m pay claim’ – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2010 in employment tribunals, equal pay, local government, news by sally

“Hundreds of female council employees who took their claims for equal pay to an employment tribunal have won their case.”

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BBC News, 27th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

City lawyer ‘sacked for writing online erotic novel’ sues for £3.5m – Daily Telegraph

“A senior lawyer, Deidre Clark, sacked from a leading city firm after she wrote a sexually explicit online novel is suing her former employers for £3.5 million.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Robert Verkaik: A legal battle that could run for years to come – The Independent

“This is not the last we have heard from Sharon Shoesmith and her campaign to prove she was made a scapegoat over the tragic death of Baby Peter.”

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The Independent, 24th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judicial mediation in Employment Tribunal cases falls short – Law Society’s Gazette

“Mediation provided by judges in Employment Tribunal cases has failed to achieve the anticipated time and cost savings over unmediated cases, the results of a pilot scheme have revealed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Race-claim barrister in dismissal appeal – The Lawyer

Posted April 19th, 2010 in appeals, employment tribunals, news, race discrimination by sally

“The barrister who lost an Employment Tribunal racial discrimination case against three members of her former set and its senior clerk has launched an appeal.”

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The Lawyer, 19th April 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Female solider awarded £17,000 by employment tribunal – The Guardian

“A single-mother soldier who won a claim of race and sex discrimination against the Ministry of Defence was awarded £17,016 by an employment tribunal today.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

City workers shouldn’t take offence at sexist comments, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

“Female bankers should not take offence when confronted with sexist remarks in the workplace, a tribunal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Female soldier wins discrimination claim against army – The Guardian

“A soldier disciplined by the army after missing a parade to look after her daughter is set to receive damages after winning an employment tribunal claim, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Removing crucifix would violate her Christian faith, nurse tells tribunal – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2010 in employment tribunals, hospitals, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A devout Christian who is fighting a hospital trust over her right to wear a crucifix at work said today that removing or hiding it would violate her beliefs.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New Employment Tribunal Fast Track scheme – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 26th, 2010 in damages, employment tribunals, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Workers awarded payouts from their former employers at Employment Tribunals will be given extra help to ensure they receive their payments. Justice Minister Bridget Prentice today confirmed the creation of a new Employment Tribunal Fast Track scheme, which will simplify the process for successful tribunal applicants.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Secret tribunal appeal for cousin of trans-Atlantic airlines bomber – Daily Telegraph

“The Home Office is attempting to hold an employment tribunal involving the cousin of a convicted terrorist in secret it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tenfold rise in whistleblower cases taken to tribunal – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2010 in employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by sally

“The number of employees claiming to have been sacked, mistreated or bullied for exposing corrupt practices at work has increased tenfold over the last decade, according to official figures.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Focus: 4 New square, Bar Wars – The Lawyer

Posted March 17th, 2010 in barristers, employment tribunals, news, race discrimination by sally

“Despite 4 New Square defeating accusations of racist behaviour in the Employment Tribunal, the case has not done the image of the set – or indeed the bar as a whole – any favours.”

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The Lawyer, 15th March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Sailor suffered sex discrimination at Hampshire base – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in armed forces, employment tribunals, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A female sailor awarded the MBE could receive a six-figure payout after winning a sex discrimination case against the Royal Navy.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Damages win for consultant who criticised cost-cutting – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2010 in compensation, doctors, employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by sally

“A senior consultant at a London hospital who was suspended after repeatedly raising concerns about the health and safety of patients has a won a landmark claim.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Europe’s top court says age bars for job applicants can be legal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 21st, 2010 in age discrimination, employment, employment tribunals, news by sally

“Europe’s top court has said that some employers can stop people as young as 30 from applying for some jobs because they are too old. UK Employment Tribunals will have to take account of the ruling in age discrimination cases, an expert said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Veakins v Kier Islington Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 7th, 2009 in employment tribunals, harassment, law reports, vicarious liability by sally

Veakins v Kier Islington Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1288; [2009] WLR (D) 353

“In many cases the remedy for high-handed or discriminatory misconduct by or on behalf of an employer would be more fittingly in the employment tribunal rather than by recourse to a claim for damages for the statutory tort of harassment.”

WLR Daily, 4th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Black detective claims racial discrimination against Met – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 24th, 2009 in employment tribunals, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“A black detective who was racially abused by two of the former Stephen Lawrence murder suspects is claiming that Metropolitan Police discriminated against him at work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Race complaints by Sikh police officer upheld by tribunal – The Independent

“A Sikh police officer suffered racist and religious discrimination during training, an employment tribunal found.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hovell v Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Posted July 13th, 2009 in employment tribunals, equal pay, law reports, sex discrimination by sally

Hovell v Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 670; [2009] WLR (D) 237

“An independent expert report as to equal value was not always necessary before an employment tribunal could determine an equal value pay claim based on the contents of a job evaluation scheme (‘JES’). However, the fact that there was only a small difference in points awarded to a claimant and her male comparators in a JES did not of itself establish that the jobs were of equal value, and a claimant who relied on such a JES rather than an independent expert’s report risked failing to persuade the tribunal that her job was of equal value.”

WLR Daily, 10th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.