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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rank Nemo (DMS) Ltd and Others v Coutinho – Times Law Reports

Rank Nemo (DMS) Ltd and Others v Coutinho

Court of Appeal

“An employment tribunal had no jurisdiction to enforce a discrimination compensation award it made to an employee; however, if the employee had entered a county court judgment on the award and the employer still failed to pay the money, then the employment tribunal could link the failure to post-employment discrimination and victimisation in order to assume jurisdiction to enforce the judgment.”

The Times, 8th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rank Nemo (DMS) Ltd and others v Coutinho – WLR Daily

Rank Nemo (DMS) Ltd and others v Coutinho [2009] EWCA Civ 454; [2009] WLR (D) 163

“The failure of an employer to pay compensation awarded to an employee for race discrimination, even after such compensation award had been converted into a county court judgment, could amount to victimisation of the employee after termination of his employment, for the purposes of a claim under s 4(2) of the Race Relations Act 1976.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

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Francois v Hutchison 3G UK Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 18th, 2009 in employment tribunals, estoppel, law reports by sally

Francois v Hutchison 3G UK Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 405; [2009] WLR (D) 154

“On an application to review a decision rejecting a claim form for procedural non-compliance, where the claimant’s grounds included administrative error and the interests of justice, an employment judge should not limit his consideration to administrative error, but should consider whether, in all the circumstances, the interests of justice required a review.”

WLR Daily, 15th May 2009

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Tribunal awards: defaulters’ names to be put on public debt register – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in debts, employment tribunals, news by sally

“People who fail to pay awards made by employment tribunals will be publicly named and shamed from today, as the government clamps down hard on employers who disregard tribunal rulings.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st April 2009

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Companies told to review rules to avoid ‘indirect’ religious discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2009 in employment, employment tribunals, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Companies have been urged to review their workplace rules to ensure they are not discriminating against religious employees, after a sharp rise in the number of faith-related employment tribunals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2009

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Employment Tribunals should ignore previous harassment rulings, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 16th, 2009 in employment tribunals, harassment, news by sally

“Employment Tribunals should ignore precedents set in harassment cases that predate the introduction in 2003 of new definitions from an EU Directive, the Employment Appeals Tribunal has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2009

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Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 9th, 2009 in employment tribunals, jurisdiction, law reports, ships, unfair dismissal by sally

Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd; [2009] WLR (D) 37

“The claimant, who lived in the United Kingdom and was employed as a chief officer on a ferry registered in Nassau which sailed from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands, returning to Portsmouth each working day, was entitled to bring a claim of unfair dismissal and was not excluded by the provisions relating to mariners in s 199 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2009

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Employment Act 2008

Posted November 14th, 2008 in employment, employment tribunals, legislation, trade unions by sally

Employment Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Information Commissioner orders naming of Tribunal employers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 16th, 2008 in employment tribunals, freedom of information, news by sally

“Organisations involved in Employment Tribunals will have their identities published after a ruling by privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ruling reinstates a practice that was discontinued in 2001.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th October 2008

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