Christian loses sex therapy case – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, religious discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A relationship counsellor from Bristol who refused to offer sex therapy to gay couples has lost his appeal for unfair dismissal.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

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News of the World faces £800,000 payout in bullying case – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2009 in bullying, disability discrimination, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A News of the World reporter who suffered from a culture of bullying led by former editor Andy Coulson, who is now David Cameron’s head of communications, has been awarded almost £800,000 for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2009

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Grainger plc v Nicholson – WLR Daily

Posted November 6th, 2009 in belief discrimination, climate change, law reports, unfair dismissal by sally

Grainger plc v Nicholson UKEAT/219/09; [2009] WLR (D) 315

“An asserted philosophical belief that mankind was heading towards catastrophic climate change and therefore people were under a moral duty to lead their lives in a manner which mitigated or avoided that catastrophe for the benefit of future generations, and to persuade others to do the same, if genuinely held was capable of amounting to a ‘philosophical belief’ for the purpose of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003.”

WLR Daily, 4th November 2009

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Eco-employee wins bid to appeal – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2009 in belief discrimination, climate change, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A man has been told he can take his employer to tribunal on the grounds he was unfairly dismissed because of his views on climate change.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2009

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MPs’ spouses ‘to fight job ban’ – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2009 in employment, married persons, news, parliament, unfair dismissal by sally

“Spouses who are employed by MPs are preparing to look into legal action if they are barred from their jobs.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2009

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Climate change believer takes firm to tribunal – The Guardian

“A man who claims he was unfairly dismissed from his job because he believes in climate change is attempting to have his environmental views recognised under religious law.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2009

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‘Pretty’ prison officer wins case – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2009 in harassment, news, prison officers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A former prison officer who said she was forced out of her job after being bullied because she was pretty has won her case for unfair dismissal.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2009

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TUPE ruling could lead to more successful unfair dismissal claims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 26th, 2009 in news, transfer of undertakings, unfair dismissal by sally

“More people could resign and claim compensation for unfair dismissal if their company is taken over by another firm whose offices are further away following an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruling, an employment law expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2009

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Sacked bookshop staff win payout – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2009 in contract of employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Workers at a Christian bookshop chain have won a ‘substantial’ payout after being sacked, many by e-mail, by the company’s new owners, a union has said.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2009

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Nurse Susan Pope sacked from school after smacking son loses appeal against dismissal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2009 in children, corporal punishment, education, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Susan Pope, the nurse sacked from a leading public school after smacking her son in her own home, has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2009

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Sacked officer loses race claim – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2009 in news, police, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A claim of racial discrimination and unfair dismissal by a police community support officer has been thrown out at an employment tribunal.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2009

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GISDA Cyf v Barratt – WLR Daily

Posted July 6th, 2009 in employment, law reports, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

GISDA Cyf v Barratt [2009] EWCA Civ 648; [2009] WLR (D) 229

“The ‘effective date of termination of employment’ within section 97(1)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 was not necessarily the date yielded by contractual analysis. When determining the relevant time limit for making an unfair dismissal claim, an employment tribunal had not erred in concluding that the effective date of termination of employment was when the employee read the letter of summary dismissal and not the date when the letter reached the employee’s home address when she was away.”

WLR Daily, 3rd July 2009

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Doctor sacked in Baby P case sues hospital trust – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2009 in child abuse, doctors, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The consultant paediatrician who was blamed for failing to notice that Baby P had a broken back and ribs days before his death is claiming compensation for unfair dismissal.”

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The Independent, 20th June 2009

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Fireman sacked over ‘puerile’ prank wins £45,000 in damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A senior fireman who was sacked after a female colleague’s name badge was defaced in a ‘puerile’ prank has won £45,000 in damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2009

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Kirklees Metropolitan Council v Radecki – WLR Daily

Posted April 9th, 2009 in contract of employment, law reports, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

Kirklees Metropolitan Council v Radecki [2009] EWCA Civ 298; [2009] WLR (D) 133

“Though a settlement of an employment dispute expressed to be ‘without prejudice and subject to contract’ was of no effect, the employment contract was unequivocally terminated when the employer ceased paying the employee’s salary. That was the effective date of termination of the employee’s contract for the purposes of an action for unfair dismissal.”

WLR Daily, 8th April 2009

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Law firm staff win landmark TUPE claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 20th, 2009 in news, transfer of undertakings, unfair dismissal by sally

“Firms winning legal service contracts from competitors could face a ‘landslide’ of six-figure claims for unfair dismissal if they do not take on staff on reasonable terms along with the contract, the winner of a landmark employment tribunal case said this week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th March 2009

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Sacked executive can sue for unfair dismissal over his green beliefs – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2009 in climate change, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An executive, who is devoted to saving the environment, has been given permission to sue his employers for unfair dismissal for allegedly discriminating against his views on climate change.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2009

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Protectacoat Firthglow Ltd v Szilagyi – WLR Daily

Posted February 24th, 2009 in contract of employment, jurisdiction, law reports, tribunals, unfair dismissal by sally

Protectacoat Firthglow Ltd v Szilagyi [2009] EWCA Civ 98; [2009] WLR (D) 67

“In determining whether a person who had carried out work for a company was its employee within the meaning of s 230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, if the document purporting to retain the services of a person did not represent the true relationship of the parties the employment tribunal was entitled to hold that the document had been designed to deceive others and sham so as to assume jurisdiction to determine a claim for unfair dismissal.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2009

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Lack of warning in first email made dismissal unfair, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, electronic mail, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An employee’s dismissal was unfair because the email inviting him to the first in a series of disciplinary meetings did not specifically say that the process might result in dismissal, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2009

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Woman firefighter makes new compensation claim over ‘bullying’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2009 in news, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A female firefighter who who worked only 13 shifts in two years claimed she suffered sexist bullying after she refused to join male colleagues on strike has begun a fresh claim for compensation against her employers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2009

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