Employment Articles

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...

Police discriminated against officer with hearing impairment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision that a police officer was discriminated against due to assumptions about her hearing impairment. The officer wanted to transfer to Norfolk, but her application was rejected by the Acting Chief Inspector,...

Employer wins dispute over notice on fixed-term contract

An employer has won a dispute over whether an employee was entitled to three months’ notice while on a fixed-term contract. The case involved a teacher, Ms Kilraine. Her letter of engagement stated that she would be employed from 1 September 2013...

Businesses urged to address veganism in diversity policies

Employers may need to update their diversity policies to include ethical veganism after an employment tribunal held that it was capable of being a protected belief under the Equality Act. The case, which attracted widespread publicity, involved Jordi...

Employers 'need strong policies against workplace harassment'

Employers are being urged to draw up comprehensive policies to protect their employees from harassment in the workplace. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) says the policies should cover everything from physical intimidation to office banter...

Female driver awarded 74k after manager pursued relationship

A trainee highway inspector has won her case of constructive unfair dismissal after her manager moved her to his site so that he could pursue a romantic relationship with her. Kim Beaney began working as a driver and a trainee highway inspector for Highways...

Royal Mail employee unfairly dismissed after manager's false report

A Royal Mail employee has won her case of unfair dismissal in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Ms Kamaljeet Jhuti joined the Marketreach unit of Royal Mail in October 2013 on a trial basis as a media specialist. She quickly raised...

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...
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