Head of Legal loses employment tribunal claim against local authority – Local Government Lawyer

‘A council head of legal services has lost an employment tribunal case against the authority for which she previously worked.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th September 2018

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Hundreds of whistleblowers claim they faced recriminations as NHS fears repeat of Gosport scandal – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, hospitals, news, victimisation, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Data collected by NHS whistleblowing body shows 7,000 staff came forward with patient safety or bullying concerns in 2017-18 but this is “just the tip of the iceberg.”‘

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The Independent, 22nd June 2018

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Employee wins partial victory on harassment in pot plant case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Westminster City Council employee has won a partial victory at an employment tribunal in a case that arose over a disputed pot plant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2017

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Law and religion round-up – 5th November – Law & Religion UK

‘A week in which the Westminster sexual exploitation scandal continued to claim scalps, there was an important report on House of Lords reform – and Brexit rumbled on’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th November 2017

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Male police officers given £96,000 payout after they were sidelined for calling out sexism – Daily Telegraph

‘Two male police officers have been awarded £96,000 after they claimed they were sidelined for raising concerns about sexist attitudes in their force.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2017

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Christian magistrate in gay adoption row set for legal battle with 0NHS bosses – Daily Telegraph

‘A Christian magistrate who lost his job and then his role as an NHS director for speaking out against adoption by same-sex parents will this week sue NHS bosses claiming political correctness can prevent Christians holding public posts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2017

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Employment tribunal upholds part of claim by monitoring officer against council – Local Government Lawyer

‘An employment tribunal has upheld a former monitoring officer’s claim of victimisation and unfair dismissal by a borough council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th July 2017

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Fine for senior partner who “accidentally” discriminated against colleague on grounds of age and religion – Legal Futures

‘A senior partner who was found by an employment tribunal to have discriminated against, harassed and victimised a former equity partner at his firm, has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), which found his culpability to be “low” as his behaviour had “just crossed the line into discrimination”.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2017

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BBC reporter Sally Chidzoy’s tribunal struck out for ‘unreasonable conduct’ – BBC News

‘A veteran BBC TV reporter who claimed she was the victim of a “witch-hunt” had her employment tribunal case struck out for unreasonable conduct.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2017

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Kent police officer wins racial discrimination case against force – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2016 in news, police, race discrimination, victimisation by tracey

‘A British Asian police officer stationed at Kent police’s outpost near the Channel tunnel entrance at Calais has won a case alleging that the force victimised and racially discriminated against him.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2016

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Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally fined £75,000 for ‘race victimisation’ – The Guardian

‘Gillingham and their chairman, Paul Scally, have each been fined £75,000 for “race victimisation” relating to the departure of the striker Mark McCammon in 2011.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Banker who won tribunal after being dubbed ‘Crazy Miss Cokehead’ warns others against taking legal action – Daily Telegraph

‘A banker awarded £3.2 million for sexual harassment after being nicknamed “Crazy Miss Cokehead” and “Miss Bonkers” by bullying male colleagues has described her tribunal as “hell” and cautioned other victims thinking of pursuing a similar claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2015

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Jessemy v Rowstock Ltd: post-termination victimisation and the limits of judicial reasoning – Employment Law Blog

‘Harini Iyengar explains the Court of Appeal’s conclusion in Jessemy v Rowstock Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 185 that victimisation of former employees remains unlawful even though “on any natural reading of the relevant provisions of the [Equality Act 2010], taken on their own and without reference to any contextual material, post-termination victimisation is not proscribed”.’

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Employment Law Blog, 7th March 2014

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

Rowstock Ltd and another v Jessemey – WLR Daily

Rowstock Ltd and another v Jessemey [2014] EWCA Civ 185; [2014] WLR (D) 101

‘The Court of Appeal so stated when allowing the appeal of the claimant, Mr P Jessemey, against a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 5 March 2013 [2013] ICR 807 dismissing his appeal against a decision by the employment tribunal sitting at Reading to dismiss his claim against his former employer Rowstock Ltd and its director Mr Davis for victimisation pursuant to section 108 of the Equality Act 2010.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Cautionary Note for Employers – Victimisation – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 19th, 2013 in appeals, employment, employment tribunals, news, victimisation by sally

“The recent unreported decision of the EAT in Woodhouse v West North West Homes Ltd 2013 UKEAT 0007_12_0506 is likely to limit the extent to which employers can draw a parallel with the case of Martin v Devonshire Solicitors [2011] ICR 352 when dealing with serial complainants/litigants on a proscribed ground.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th September 2013

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Tribunal disagreement on post-employment victimisation will create “confusion” for employers, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“An individual can bring a claim against a former employer for victimisation that took place after the employment ended, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th May 2013

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Commerzbank ‘victimised’ employee over discrimination case, tribunal rules – The Guardian

“A City banker was ‘victimised’ by her bank after it discovered she was suing her former employer for sexual discrimination, a tribunal has ruled. Latifa Bouabdillah was sacked by Commerzbank after less than a month when her boss heard she was suing her former employer, Deutsche Bank, for more than £1m in damages for sexual discrimination.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2013

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Hackney London Borough Council v Sivanandan and others – WLR Daily

Hackney London Borough Council v Sivanandan and others: [2013] EWCA Civ 22;   [2013] WLR (D)  34

“The employment tribunal had not erred in law when, on a complaint of victimisation, it made an award of compensation against an employer which was much larger than an award it had already made against the employer’s employee at an earlier remedy hearing in which the employer had not taken part.”

WLR Daily, 29th January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Whistleblowers not protected from bullying, court rules – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2011 in bullying, news, nurses, victimisation, whistleblowers by sally

“The law protecting whistleblowers and public safety in hospitals is failing staff and patients, the Court of Appeal has found in a landmark case brought by three nurses against an NHS trust in Manchester.”

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The Independent, 31st October 2011

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Care workers use glove puppet to bully elderly women – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2011 in bullying, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, victimisation by sally

“Two care home workers have been given suspended jail sentences for using a Green Goblin glove puppet to bully elderly women.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk