Employment Articles

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...

Vegetarianism 'not a protected belief' under the Equality Act

Vegetarianism is a “lifestyle choice” and not a philosophical belief capable of protection under equality legislation, the Employment Tribunal has ruled. The landmark judgment came in a case involving a waiter at the Fritton Arms hotel on Lord...

Pub manager was sexually harassed by 'jovial' co-worker

A pub manager has won a sexual harassment claim after a senior co-worker engaged in ‘poor taste humour’. The Employment Tribunal judge said the case showed that a person’s dignity can be violated even when there is no ‘malicious...

Warning to employers as number of disabled people in work rises

The government has warned employers that disabled people should not be considered a burden or prevented from enjoying fulfilling careers. The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show that a record number of people have been supported by...

Airport not liable for employee's 'racist' social media post

A security officer at Heathrow airport was unable to hold his employers liable for a racially offensive image he was subjected to on his colleague’s social media account. Mr O Forbes said he suffered harassment, victimisation and discrimination after...

NHS director 'was not discriminated against' over religious beliefs

An NHS director who was suspended after he made controversial comments based on his religious beliefs has failed with his discrimination claim. Richard Page was a non-executive director of an NHS and social care trust, and held a position as a lay...

Manager unfairly dismissed after locking customer in bank

A diabetic bank manager was discriminated against after being dismissed following an incident that saw him lock a customer in the branch. Mr B Kuppala was employed by HBOS for 14 years and worked his way up to manager of its Oxford Street Halifax branch. ...
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