OFT uncovers ‘unfair’ mobility aid sales practices – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2011 in disabled persons, elderly, news, unfair commercial practices, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Evidence of unfair sales practices targeted at elderly and vulnerable consumers buying mobility aids has been uncovered by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), leading to an investigation into two nationwide traders.”

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The Guardian, 29th September 2011

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No Government decision on unfair dismissal claims – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2011 in employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Government today insisted it had made no final decision on whether to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from 12 months to two years and was still considering responses to a consultation.”

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The Independent, 28th September 2011

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UK firm unfairly dismissed employee for Facebook comments, Tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 26th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, internet, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A worker who was sacked after criticising her workplace on Facebook was unfairly dismissed, an Employment Tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2011

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Tribunal sets out employee’s unfair dismissal rights in length of service dispute – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2011 in appeals, employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The EAT has ruled that an employee summarily dismissed during a notice period cannot bring an unfair dismissal claim if the dismissal means they have insufficient length of service to raise a claim.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2011

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Sharon Shoesmith unfair dismissal ruling backed by supreme court – The Guardian

“The supreme court has rejected applications by the Department for Education and Haringey council to challenge a landmark ruling that Sharon Shoesmith was unfairly sacked following the death of Baby P.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2011

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Policewoman appeared on Total Wipeout while on sick leave from force – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2011 in compensation, media, news, police, sick leave, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A policewoman who was forced out of her job after going on the TV show Total Wipeout while she was off sick, is now suing force chiefs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2011

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Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (No 2) – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (No 2); [2011] UKSC 36  [2011] WLR (D)  247

“Teachers who had been employed by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and seconded to work at European Schools throughout the European Union were entitled to bring unfair dismissal claims before an employment tribunal under section 94(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.”

WLR Daily, 15th July 2011

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Supreme Court extends employment rights to Government-employed teachers working abroad – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 21st, 2011 in employment, news, Supreme Court, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“Teachers working for the UK Government in European Schools should have the same protections from unfair dismissal as those working in the UK, the Supreme Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st July 2011

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Unions in legal action over Southampton council pay cuts – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2011 in industrial action, local government, news, trade unions, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Unions have begun legal action after more than 99% of Southampton City Council workers signed new contracts forcing many to take a pay cut.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2011

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Government seeks appeal in Sharon Shoesmith case – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2011 in appeals, child abuse, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Department for Education has confirmed that it is seeking an appeal at the supreme court against the court of appeal ruling that Sharon Shoesmith was unfairly sacked following the death of Baby P.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2011

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Regina (Shoesmith) v OFSTED and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Shoesmith) v OFSTED and others [2011] EWCA Civ 642; [2011] WLR (D) 184

“The report of Ofsted into child safeguarding arrangements within a local authority, requested by the Secretary of State for Education following the death of a child while on the authority’s child protection register, was properly and fairly carried out under the statutory requirements of section 20 of the Children Act 2004. In the circumstances, more formal and demanding standards were not obligatory.”

WLR Daily, 27th May 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Sharon Shoesmith turns on Ed Balls after court rules her dismissal unfair – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2011 in appeals, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

“Sharon Shoesmith has said it was ‘justice, not money’ that motivated her during a two-year legal challenge over her controversial sacking in the wake of the Baby Peter tragedy.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2011

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Baby Peter sacking: Sharon Shoesmith wins appeal – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2011 in appeals, child abuse, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

“An ex-social services director says she is ‘thrilled’ to have won an appeal against a ruling that her sacking after Baby Peter’s death was lawful.”

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BBC News, 27th May 2011

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Appeal court to rule on council sacking after Baby P’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2011 in appeals, child abuse, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

“Haringey’s former head of child services will learn today if she has won her court of appeal battle over her sacking in the wake of the Baby P tragedy.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2011

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Career-long compensation should be rare, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 16th, 2011 in compensation, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A company does not have to compensate an employee it has unfairly dismissed for loss of earnings spanning the remainder of the worker’s career if there is a chance the worker could get a job on the same salary in the future, the Court of Appeal has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th May 2011

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Gwynedd homes whistle-blower Richard Jones’ job claim – BBC News

“A former housing association director claims he was sacked because he found a £800,000 deficit in Gwynedd council home transfer proposals.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2011

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Sex discrimination case begins – Law Society’s Gazette

“A woman solicitor who alleges that her boss remarked she had ‘all the traits of a blonde’ and should find herself a rich husband has begun tribunal proceedings for sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th May 2011

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RMT strikes Tube driver wins unfair dismissal case – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2011 in news, trade unions, unfair dismissal by sally

“One of the London Underground drivers whose sacking sparked a planned series of Tube strikes has won his claim of unfair dismissal.”

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The Independent, 6th May 2011

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Chef wins gagging order to suppress tribunal details – Daily Telegraph

“An internationally renowned chef has won a gagging order preventing publication of a legal wrangle with two former employees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2011

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Employment law changes would shift balance in bosses’ favour – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2011 in contract of employment, employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“If the government pushes ahead with plans to double the one-year qualifying period, employees could have to work for two years before having the right to claim unfair dismissal.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

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