Employment Articles

Ryanair discriminated against flight attendant over brain tumour

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that the airline Ryanair discriminated against a flight attendant when she returned to work after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Margita Dworak had worked for Ryanair from 2004-2018 and was a senior flight attendant...

Oldest person to win age discrimination claim agrees settlement

An 89-year-old woman who became the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination claim after being dismissed from her job has accepted a cash settlement. Eileen Jolly told the Employment Tribunal earlier this year that she felt “humiliated and...

Employers wrong to dismiss worker who could not take on a full-time role

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that an employee was unfairly dismissed after her company diluted her job share arrangement and created new roles that were only available to full time workers. The case involved an employee of Capita Customer Management...

Manager unfairly dismissed despite giving herself unauthorised pay rise

A manager at a GP practice was unfairly dismissed, even though she gave herself a pay rise to double the market rate for her role. That was the decision of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving Sareet Sidhu, who began working for Northolt Family...

Worker was discriminated against due to his 'perceived religion'

A Royal Mail worker was a victim of racial discrimination even though the comments made towards him were not specifically about his own religion. That was the ruling of the Employment Tribunal at a recent hearing involving Mr Shunmugaraja, who was a manager...

Equality watchdog 'calls time on cover-up confidentiality agreements'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission says it’s calling time on the practice of using confidentiality agreements to cover up company wrongdoing in discrimination cases. The commission has published new guidance offering both employers and employees...

Staffing manager unfairly dismissed for 'pointing out problems'

A logistics manager at a transport company was unfairly dismissed after he raised concerns about the lawfulness of the company’s staffing rotas and was then made redundant. That was the ruling of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving Mr R Mott...

Police officer suffered sex discrimination over colour blindness

A police officer faced indirect sex discrimination after being removed from driving duties due to colour blindness, the Employment Tribunal has ruled. Alexander Wisbey joined the police in 1993, and throughout his career he worked in several uniformed...

Doctor hired through her company still classed as a 'worker'

A doctor who provided services through her own company has been classed as a “worker” for employment law purposes, giving her various rights and protections. Reshma Narayan was registered with Community Based Care Health Ltd as a "duty...

Manager unfairly dismissed after 'seriously flawed' investigation

A council manager who was unfairly dismissed has been awarded £100,618 compensation and reinstated in his job. Mr J Thornhill had worked at Camden Borough Council for 37 years. In 2017, the council was ordered to pay compensation over the mishandling...
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