Oboist loses Welsh National Opera dismissal claim – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2010 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An oboist who played with Welsh National Opera (WNO) for 34 years has lost his claim of wrongful dismissal.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2010

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Letter of dismissal took effect on reading, not sending, says Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 14th, 2010 in contract of employment, news, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

“The firing of an employee only took effect when she read the letter informing her of her dismissal, which was nearly a week after a disciplinary hearing and four days after the letter arrived at her home, the Supreme Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th October 2010

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Gisda Cyf v Barratt – WLR Daily

Gisda Cyf v Barratt [2010] UKSC 41; [2010] WLR (D) 250

“Where dismissal without notice was communicated to an employee in a letter, the contract of employment did not terminate until the employee had actually read the letter or had had a reasonable opportunity of reading it.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

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Sacked beefeater paid compensation by Tower of London – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in compensation, employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Historic Royal Palaces apologises to Mark Sanders-Crook who was dismissed for alleged bullying of first female beefeater.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2010

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Sharon Shoesmith given leave to appeal court ruling on dismissal – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in appeals, costs, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Sharon Shoesmith is free to appeal her failed attempt to overturn her sacking at the height of the Baby Peter affair, after a judge issued a scathing criticism of the conduct of former children’s secretary Ed Balls, and threw out all but a fraction of his claims for legal costs.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2010

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Law firms report rise in job-related legal advice cases – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2010 in employment, law firms, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

“Solicitors are experiencing a sharp rise in the number of people seeking legal advice as to whether they have a case for unfair dismissal against their employers, despite the latest official figures last week showing a drop in unemployment.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

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Christian Wandsworth Council worker loses sacking claim – BBC News

“A housing official sacked after suggesting a woman with an incurable illness ‘put her faith in God’ has lost his legal challenge.”

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BBC News, 11th August 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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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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Firefighter who slept with boss wins payout – Daily Telegraph

“A woman firefighter who resorted to sleeping with her boss in a vain attempt to end a campaign of harassment against has received a payout from her former employers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2010

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Baby P council chief loses sacking battle – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2010 in judicial review, local government, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Former children’s services chief Sharon Shoesmith today lost her High Court battle over her sacking following the death of Baby P.  Mr Justice Foskett, sitting in London, rejected accusations that her removal by Children’s Secretary Ed Balls was procedurally flawed, unfair and unlawful.”

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The Independent, 23rd April 2010

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Discrimination case makes history – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2010 in appeals, disability discrimination, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A woman from Warrenpoint has made history in a landmark discrimination case in which the House of Lords clarified the UK’s Disability Law.”

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BBC News, 22nd April 2010

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Sharon Shoesmith papers released by court – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2010 in disclosure, documents, judicial review, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Key court documents have been released relating to the sacking of social services chief Sharon Shoesmith after the death of Baby Peter in London.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2010

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Bournemouth University Higher Education Corpn v Buckland – WLR Daily

Bournemouth University Higher Education Corpn v Buckland [2010] EWCA Civ 121; [2010] WLR (D) 51

“A repudiatory breach of contract, once it had happened, could not be cured by the contract breaker.”

WLR Daily, 24th February 2010

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Middle Temple staff plunder wine cellar – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2010 in inns of court, legal profession, news, tribunals, unfair dismissal by sally

“A cellarman at one of Britain’s most prestigious barristers’ inns claimed he was sacked for trying to prevent his colleagues from stealing bottles of wine, a tribunal heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2010

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Cumbrian nursing boss wins race slur compensation – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2010 in news, nurses, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A nursing boss who was told in an NHS appraisal she was the ‘wrong colour and wrong culture’ for Cumbria has been awarded £115,000 compensation.”

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BBC news, 19th January 2010

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News International admits payout to phone-hacker was for unfair dismissal – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2010 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, unfair dismissal by sally

“News International has admitted it was forced to hand former News of the World journalist and convicted phone-hacker Clive Goodman a generous payoff because it failed to follow statutory procedures.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2010

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Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Fletcher v Same – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in EC law, fixed-term contracts, law reports, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Fletcher v Same [2009] EWCA Civ 1355; [2009] WLR (D) 36

“The rule embodied in the staff regulations made by the board of governors of the European Schools, limiting to nine years the period of employment of teachers seconded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families to work in the schools, did not meet the objective justification required by Council Directive 99/70/EC and the Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

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