An unhappy anniversary for the Equal Pay Act – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2010 in employment tribunals, equal pay, legislation, news by sally

“Forty years on, the gender pay gap remains a yawning chasm. And with access to justice through employment tribunals loaded against the ordinary person, that is unlikely to change.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2010

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Nanny loses discrimination case against Heather Mills – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2010 in employment tribunals, news, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“Heather Mills’ ex-nanny has lost her unfair dismissal and sex discrimination case against her former boss.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2010

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Sex discrimination victory for man – The Independent

“A male lawyer was wrongfully sacked because bosses were worried they would be sued if they fired his female counterpart while she was on maternity leave, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Independent, 19th May 2010

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Eversheds to fight employment tribunal bias ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

“National firm Eversheds last week lodged an appeal against an Employment Tribunal ruling that it must pay £123,300 in compensation to a male associate who suffered sexual discrimination during the firm’s 2009 redundancy programme.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th May 2010

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Employment Appeal Tribunal issues TUPE judgment on contract wins – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 29th, 2010 in contracts, employment tribunals, law firms, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

“The first case to reach the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning a dispute between two law firms over the employment law implications of winning a client contract from another firm has provided ‘much-needed clarification’ on the issue, experts have said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th April 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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