TUC warns against impact of employment law reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Government plans for reform of employment tribunals will discriminate against black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, women, and young workers, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th April 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 – WLR Daily

Posted April 1st, 2011 in EC law, fixed-term contracts, law reports, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2011] UKSC 14; [2011] WLR (D) 114

“It was objectively justified, under regulation 8 of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, for the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to employ teachers on a succession of fixed-term contracts for secondment to European Schools.”

WLR Daily, 30th March 2011

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Sharon Shoesmith in appeal over sacking – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2011 in appeals, child abuse, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

“Sharon Shoesmith has launched a Court of Appeal battle over her sacking after the Baby P tragedy.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2011

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Brent London Borough Council v Fuller – WLR Daily

Posted March 21st, 2011 in employment tribunals, law reports, unfair dismissal by sally

Brent London Borough Council v Fuller [2011] EWCA Civ 267; [2011] WLR (D)

“It bore repetition that in unfair dismissal disputes it was for the employer to take the decision whether or not to dismiss an employee; for the employment tribunal to find the facts and decide whether, on an objective basis, the dismissal was fair or unfair; and for the Employment Appeal Tribunal (and the ordinary courts hearing employment appeals) to decide whether a question of law arose from the proceedings in the employment tribunal. As appellate tribunals and courts were confined to questions of law they ought not, in the absence of an error of law (including perversity), take over the employment tribunal’s role as an ‘industrial jury’ with a fund of relevant and diverse specialist expertise.”

WLR Daily, 15th March 2011

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Sacked West Yorkshire officer loses legal battle – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2011 in judicial review, news, police, professional conduct, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Wakefield Pc sacked for inappropriate behaviour, including flirting with a drugs suspect, has failed in her High Court bid to get her job back.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

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Teacher loses appeal against dismissal over raunchy novel featuring pupils – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in appeals, news, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A teacher who helped pupils to read by writing them into a raunchy novel has lost her appeal against dismissal, but on a majority verdict in which she was strongly backed by the judge chairing the employment tribunal.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

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Ministry of Defence v Wallis and another – WLR Daily

Ministry of Defence v Wallis and another [2011] EWCA Civ 231; [2011] WLR (D) 76

“The employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear discrimination and unfair dismissal claims brought by claimants who had been employed by the Ministry of Defence in the British section of international schools in Belgium and the Netherlands.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Teacher who put pupils into their own sex’n’drugs novel awaits tribunal result – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in news, professional conduct, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A much-praised teacher who persuaded difficult pupils to read by making them characters in their own, grittily realistic novel is about to find out whether an employment tribunal will allow her to relaunch her career.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

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Paula Poolton killer loses Royal Mail unfair sacking case – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in murder, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Royal Mail worker from Hampshire who was sacked when he was charged with murdering his married lover has lost his case for unfair dismissal.”

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BBC News, 22nd February 2011

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Postman wins settlement after being sacked for not wearing helmet – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in health & safety, news, postal service, unfair dismissal by sally

“A postman has won an unfair dismissal settlement after being sacked for not wearing his cycle helmet.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2011

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Orr v Milton Keynes Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 3rd, 2011 in employment, law reports, unfair dismissal by sally
“The employer’s knowledge for the purposes of section 98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 was that of the person who was deputed to carry out the employer’s functions.”
WLR Daily, 2nd February 2011
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Essex dinner lady Carol Hill loses compensation bid – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in employment tribunals, freedom of expression, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An Essex dinner lady, who was sacked after telling parents their daughter had been bullied, has lost her claim for compensation.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

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Reforms set out for employment tribunals – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2011 in employment tribunals, fees, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Government today put forward plans to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years and suggested fees for taking employment tribunal cases under plans to reform the system.”

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The Independent, 27th January 2011

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‘Bully claim’ Essex dinner lady was unfairly sacked – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2011 in employment tribunals, freedom of expression, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An Essex dinner lady sacked after telling a couple their child had been bullied was dismissed unfairly, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2011

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Allen & Overy faces lawsuit over employee sacked for erotic blog – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 15th, 2010 in internet, law firms, news, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A former Allen & Overy solicitor sacked for writing an erotic blog that allegedly used the names of her co-workers and a client is claiming £3.5m compensation from the firm for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th December 2010

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Killer Roger Kearney claims Royal Mail sacking ‘unfair’ – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2010 in murder, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A man jailed for killing his married lover is to take his former employers to tribunal after he was sacked following his conviction.”

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BBC news, 15th December 2010

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Tribunal awards maid £7,500 in ‘real-life Downton Abbey’ case – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2010 in compensation, employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A modern day Downton-esque tale of conniving colleagues came to a head yesterday, when a princess was ordered by an industrial tribunal to pay £7,500 compensation to a former maid who fell victim to a ‘below stairs’ plot by jealous colleagues.”

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The Independent, 25th November 2010

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Sacked lap dancer loses case – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2010 in employment tribunals, news, sex establishments, unfair dismissal by sally

“A lap dancer who attempted to bring an unfair dismissal case against Stringfellows has lost her case, a lawyer for the club said today.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2010

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Government may restrict unfair dismissal claim rights – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Government’s new advisor on small businesses could recommend an increase in the length of time employees have to work before being allowed to bring unfair dismissal claims.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2010

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Baby P social workers lose unfair dismissal claim – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in child abuse, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

“Two social workers sacked over the Baby P tragedy have lost their claim for unfair dismissal, it emerged today.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2010

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