Employment Articles

Pregnant woman 'told to resign' awarded £18,000 compensation

A customer service assistant who said she was told to resign after her employer discovered she was pregnant has been awarded £18,000 after making a discrimination claim. The case involved Mrs N Agarwal and St John Freight System UK. Mrs Agarwal had...

Need to cut costs justified 'age discriminatory' pay policy

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer's need to reduce its staff costs to balance its books could be enough to justify indirect age discrimination. The case involved the Probation Service and one of its employees, Craig Heskett. Following the...

Tribunal rules employer did not act unreasonably over redundancies

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an employer had not acted unreasonably by declining to put an employee on a list of potential future workers when making him redundant. The case involved Aramark Ltd and one of its employees, Mr Fernandes. The...

Firm gets injunction against former MD to protect its business

A cryptocurrency firm has successfully taken legal action to prevent its former managing director competing against it and from revealing confidential information. The case involved Gemini Europe Ltd and Sawyer (2020). Gemini was part of a group of...

Employee copied confidential company files after resigning

A company has been granted a court order preventing a former employee from disclosing or using its confidential information. The company, Rentrack Ltd, collected ticket sales data for cinemas. One of its employees, Mr Green, was approached by a competitor...

Tribunal was wrong to rule that line manager had resigned

An employment tribunal was wrong to rule that an employee who had worked past a notional resignation date had, in fact, resigned. It had failed to consider whether the fact that the employer had asked her to reconsider her resignation meant that there had...

Employee who suffered from delusions loses discrimination case

An employee who suffered from paranoid delusions following the break-up of a relationship has lost his claim of disability discrimination. Mr S Sullivan had worked for a small finance company, Bury Street Capital Ltd, as a sales executive since 2008. From...

Tarmac company not liable for 'practical joke' injury to worker

A worker who was injured because of a practical joke played by a colleague was not entitled to compensation from his employer. That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd and Andrew Chell. Mr Chell suffered a...

£117k awarded to technician dismissed over mental health issues

A school technician who was discriminated against because of his disabilities and unfairly dismissed has been awarded £117,013 compensation. Mr D Walker suffered with psoriatic arthritis, depression and anxiety. He worked at Old Swinford Hospital...

Secretary resigned after MD said she 'wouldn't hire black person'

A secretary who resigned after her managing director said she wouldn’t employ someone because she was black has won her claim of unfair dismissal. Caroline Hobbs worked for Avon Care Homes from November 2015 until she resigned without notice in April...
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