Police officer caught in Youtube attack video set for compensation windfall – The Independent

“A policeman who smashed in the windows of a disabled pensioner’s car before dragging him from the front seat for not wearing a seatbelt could bag a six-figure compensation package after claiming a “bullying campaign” forced him out of his job.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2013

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Military staff fear redundancy if they complain about bullying, says report – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2013 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, redundancy, reports, unfair dismissal by sally

“Defence select committee review urges appointment of Armed Forces Ombudsman to oversee cases of victimisation.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Employment tribunal hearing first claim for caste discrimination collapses – The Guardian

“An employment tribunal hearing the first claim for unfair dismissal on the grounds of caste discrimination has collapsed after information handed to the judge by police led the judge to recuse herself from the case.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2013

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Justice for dinner lady who told of school bullying – Daily Telegraph

“A school dinner lady who was unfairly sacked after telling a seven-year-old girl’s parents that their daughter had been tied to a fence and hit with a skipping rope has won her two-year battle for compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2013

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The “Band of Reasonable Responses” Test in Unfair Dismissal – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 8th, 2013 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Judicial guidance regarding the meaning and application of s.98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in the context of misconduct dismissals is well settled and familiar.”

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Littleton Chambers, 7th February 2013

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Why government reforms on employment law make little sense – Law Society’s Gazette

“There were some statistics that private equity pioneer Adrian Beecroft did not include in his highly controversial report on employment law published last year. The number of claims brought by employees in employment tribunals fell from 236,000 in 2009-10 to 186,000 in 2011-12. The number of claims for both sex and age discrimination has almost halved. And the median award for most types of claim remains low, at around £5,000 (two months’ average pay). Given that these figures relate to a period of acute economic turbulence, they are counterintuitive.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th January 2013

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Financial Times editor criticised by tribunal over unfair dismissal – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2013 in media, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has been criticised by an employment tribunal judge over the unfair dismissal of an award-winning journalist at the title.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2013

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McDonald’s waitress wins £3,000 compensation for being fired – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2012 in compensation, employment, unfair dismissal by sally

“A McDonald’s waitress won £3,000 compensation today for being fired after sprinkling too much chocolate on an ice-cream.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2012

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Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted November 30th, 2012 in human rights, law reports, proportionality, tribunals, unfair dismissal by tracey

Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd: [2012] EWCA Civ 1470;   [2012] WLR (D)  353

“The procedures in section 98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 whereby an employment tribunal had to consider whether in an unfair dismissal case the employer acted fairly within a range of reasonable responses open to the reasonable employer did not fall short of the procedural safeguards required by article 8 of the European Convention.”

WLR Daily, 16th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Why church staff are keeping an eye on lap dancer ruling – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2012 in appeals, employment tribunals, news, self-employment, unfair dismissal by sally

“A lap dancer who wants to make an unfair dismissal claim is waiting to hear whether she has won a legal fight with a firm that runs ‘gentlemen’s clubs’.”

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The Independent, 13th November 2012

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Human rights victory for BNP bus driver – UK Human Rights Blog

“The BNP has been a relentless opponent of Human Rights Act and its manifesto for the 2010 General Election made no less than three separate declarations of its intention to scrap the Act and abrogate the European Convention of Human Rights which it described charmingly as being, ‘exploited to abuse Britain’s hospitality by the world’s scroungers.'”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2012

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Policies or Aims, Obnoxious or Otherwise – Employment Law Blog

“The European Court of Human Rights today released its judgment in the case of Redfearn v UK, and held that the UK had failed through its domestic law adequately to protect the right of Mr Redfearn, a British National Party councillor, to freedom of association under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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Employment Law Blog, 6th November 2012

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Bus driver sacked for BNP membership wins case in Strasbourg – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in human rights, news, political opinion discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Bradford bus diver should not have been sacked for being a member of the British National Party, the European court of human rights has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

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Drama teachers sacked over sex abuse play which made audience vomit – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 26th, 2012 in news, professional conduct, school children, teachers, tribunals, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Two drama teachers were sacked for letting GCSE students perform in a play involving depictions of rape and child abuse.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2012

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Tribunal cannot take additional material into account when deciding whether dismissal was fair – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 25th, 2012 in employment tribunals, evidence, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A tribunal cannot rely on additional matters not taken into account by an employer when deciding whether a dismissal is fair, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th September 2012

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Employment law reforms are licence to treat people badly – and still pay less – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in compensation, employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Government plans to cap unfair dismissal compensation will not make it easier to fire employees. It’ll just make it cheaper.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Government targets “compensation culture” by reducing caps on unfair dismissal awards – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 18th, 2012 in compensation, employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Government’s latest announcements on employment law reform, including a major reduction in the level of compensation that can be awarded if a worker is successful in bringing a claim for unfair dismissal, target the ‘compensation culture’ that the current system encourages, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th September 2012

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Payout for sacked workers may be cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2012 in compensation, consultations, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Ministers will today announce a consultation on reducing the upper limit on compensation payments for unfair dismissal from its current level of more than £72,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2012

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Flintshire paramedic not unfairly dismissed for “tapping” woman – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2012 in armed forces, news, paramedics, professional conduct, tribunals, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A paramedic who allegedly slapped an elderly patient three times across the face was not unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 12th September 2012

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Employment Law Update: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) and Age Discrimination – 11 KBW

“For the benefit of anyone who has not worked in this area previously or recently, I shall summarise the basics. The relevant legal rules are found in the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (‘TUPE’) which came into force on 6 April 2006. The most important change from the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (SI 1981/1794) has been the expansion of the definition of ‘a relevant transfer’ to encompass a service provision change as well as a transfer of an economic entity which retains its identity. This is a complex area of law, in which it is often hard to discern any broad principle which indicates the correct answer to the case on your desk: it is essential always to keep referring back to and re-reading the TUPE regulations themselves.”

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11 KBW, 17th August 2012

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