Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 9th, 2009 in employment tribunals, jurisdiction, law reports, ships, unfair dismissal by sally

Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd; [2009] WLR (D) 37

“The claimant, who lived in the United Kingdom and was employed as a chief officer on a ferry registered in Nassau which sailed from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands, returning to Portsmouth each working day, was entitled to bring a claim of unfair dismissal and was not excluded by the provisions relating to mariners in s 199 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2009

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Banker claims she was sacked for promoting son’s pop career – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 3rd, 2009 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A City high flyer has started a £1.5 million High Court battle claiming she was sacked for spending too much time promoting her son’s attempt to become a pop star.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2009

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Payout for railway whistleblower – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2009 in compensation, health & safety, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by sally

“A rail worker has won £200,000 in compensation for being sacked after he blew the whistle on a manager who asked him to lie about an accident.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2009

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Counsellor ‘sacked for refusing to work with gay couples’ – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2008 in harassment, homosexuality, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Christian counsellor from Bristol is to take a charity to a tribunal after he was allegedly sacked for refusing to work with same-sex couples.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2008

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Tread carefully with extreme views – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2008 in news, political parties, unfair dismissal by sally

“The publication of details about BNP members may prompt some employers to take action, particularly in companies where membership may cause particular sensitivities given the nature of the business or its customer or client base.”

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BBC News, 21st November 2008

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Academic wins tribunal case over re-marked papers – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2008 in examinations, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An academic has won a case against a university that ‘meddled’ in the marking of his students’ exams and gave new grades to papers he had failed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2008

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How mother’s stand after job humiliation won her £120,000 – The Times

Posted July 14th, 2008 in news, pregnancy, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“Sarah Vince-Cain describes herself as a child of the Eighties, brought up in the age of ‘hard work, power suits and Margaret Thatcher’, and felt guilty about taking time off to start a family.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

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Butler wins dismissal case against widow who ‘treated him like slave’ – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2008 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A butler has won an unfair dismissal case against a wealthy widow, who, he alleges, treated him like a slave, threw walking sticks at him and called him nasty names such as ‘toad’ and ‘monster’.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2008

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Butler claiming unfair dismissal ‘smashed up crockery’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2008 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A butler who is claiming over £200,000 for unfair dismissal from the widow of a wartime ambassador ‘screamed obscenities’ before smashing the crockery because he did not want to wash up, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

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Enfield Technical Services Ltd v Payne Grace v B. F. Components Ltd – Times Law Reports

Enfield Technical Services Ltd v Payne Grace v B. F. Components Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Where an employee had been treated as self-employed but was later found to have been employed, he was not necessarily precluded from claiming unfair dismissal on the ground of illegality, since in order for a contract of employment to be unlawfully performed there had to be some form of misrepresentation as to the facts.”

The Times, 2nd June 2008

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Employer must prove reason for dismissal, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 25th, 2008 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Court of Appeal has said that employment tribunals do not have to back a fired employee’s story simply because the employer fails to prove its opposing case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2008

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Mayr v Backerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flockner OHG Case C-506/06 – Times Law Reports

Mayr v Backerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flockner OHG Case C-506/06

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The dismissal of a female employee when her ova had been fertilised in an in vitro procedure but had not yet been transferred into her uterus was not prohibited by the Community directive on the safety and health of pregnant workers, but was prohibited by the equal treatment directive it if was established that the dismissal was based on the fact that she had undergone in vitro fertilisation.”

The Times, 12th March 2008

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GAB Robins (UK) Ltd v Triggs – Times Law Reports

Posted March 5th, 2008 in contract of employment, law reports, unfair dismissal by sally

GAB Robins (UK) Ltd v Triggs

Court of Appeal

“In a case of unfair constructive dismissal, where there was a gap in time between the employer’s repudiatory breach and the employee’s acceptance of it by resignation, damages for the loss caused by the repudiatory breach could not be claimed in unfair dismissal proceedings before an industrial tribunal and had to be sought in separate common law proceedings.”

The Times, 5th March 2008

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Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG – WLR Daily

Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG (Case C-506/06): WLR (D) 63

“An employee who was dismissed at a time between the in vitro fertilisation of her ova and the transfer of the fertilised ova to her uterus was not “pregnant” for the purposes of Directive 92/85 on the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, but her dismissal was unlawful under Directive 76/207 on equal treatment for men and women in employment matters if it was essentially based on the fact that she was undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2008

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GAB Robins (UK) Ltd v Triggs – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2008 in contract of employment, law reports, unfair dismissal by sally

GAB Robins (UK) Ltd v Triggs [2008] EWCA Civ 17; [2008] WLR (D) 17

“An employee who had been constructively dismissed was not entitled in proceedings for unfair dismissal to claim damages for the consequences prior to the dismissal of the employer’s repudiatory breach of the employment contract. It was the employee’s acceptance, by her resignation, of the employer’s repudiation of the contract which caused the dismissal, not the repudiatory conduct itself.”

WLR Daily, 30th January 2008

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Children’s TV actor loses case for unfair dismissal – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in health & safety, news, unfair dismissal, victimisation by sally

“A children’s TV actor who claimed that he injured himself in a ‘faulty’ animatronic suit and suffered homophobic abuse lost his case for unfair dismissal yesterday.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

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Robot suit ‘hurt TV show actor’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in health & safety, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An actor who worked inside a robotic suit for a top children’s television programme has taken the production company to an industrial tribunal.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Straight bouncer harassed by gay club boss who called her a breeder – The Times

Posted January 4th, 2008 in news, sexual orientation discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A married mother of three has won thousands of pounds in compensation from a gay nightclub that discriminated against her because she is heterosexual.”

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The Times, 4th January 2008

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House manager wins claim over flexible work – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2007 in flexible working, news, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A former Barbican house manager who said she was refused flexible working time stands to receive a six-figure payout after winning her claims for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.”

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The Guardian, 21st December 2007

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Victory for teacher sacked after race taunts and sexual harassment – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2007 in news, race discrimination, sex discrimination, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A teacher who was called a ‘bloody immigrant’ and a ‘nigger’ by pupils and advised by a colleague to go to work in a ‘more ethnically diverse school’ if she wanted promotion, has won her case for unfair dismissal.”

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The Times, 11th December 2007

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