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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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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk