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Former Leisure Centre employee makes claim after air gun put to his head at work

August 27, 2013

A former employee of Penarth Leisure Centre’s has submitted a claim to the Employment Tribunal after he alleged that he had been unfairly dismissed, bullied and harassed at work. Mr Nabeel Rahman submitted claims to the Employment Tribunal for harassment, discrimination and victimization after he was dismissed from his employment with Penarth Leisure Centre last […]

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Whistleblower pursuing Employment Tribunal claim offered 56 pence in compensation

August 12, 2013

A whistleblower based at Southend University Hospital has been offered just 56 pence in compensation for her whistleblowing claim in the Employment Tribunal. Mrs Gillian Austin, 58, is litigating against Southend University Hospital after she contended that she had been subjected to six months of victimization for allegedly blowing the whistle on the hospital. Mrs […]

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Employment minister predicts “revamped” TUPE by September

July 4, 2013

Employment Minister Jo Swinson has predicted that new rules regarding TUPE that will be unveiled by September. The Liberal Democrat MP and Minister for Employment was speaking at a CIPD conference ni London when she made the announcement on 3 July 2013. It has been regularly floated by the Government that new rules to reduce […]

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GMB protest outside Big Lottery offices in Birmingham over employee’s role in blacklisting

May 29, 2013

The GMB has issued a press release detailing a protest that took place on 14 May outside the offices of the Big Lottery regarding blacklisting in the construction industry. The GMB protested at the offices of Big Lottery on 14 May after it was revealed that an employee of the company was formerly allegedly implicated in […]

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How a failure to deal with a grievance regarding bullying at work can lead to an Employment Tribunal claim

May 23, 2013

In this post we’ll take a look at bullying in the workplace and how a failure to deal with the bullying – and specifically with a grievance about bullying – can lead to a potentially costly and time-consuming Employment Tribunal claim. The post will also give some tips on how to avoid such claims and […]

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Can my employees used audio recordings as evidence in the Employment Tribunal?

March 11, 2013

A point which arose in the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Vaughan v London Borough Of Lewisham & Ors was that of the admissibility of audio-recorded evidence in the Employment Tribunal (particularly when it is proportionate to admit or reject the admitting of such evidence). We’ll therefore take a look at this in the following […]

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Whistleblowing commission set up by Public Concern At Work

February 26, 2013

Public Concern At Work have reported that it is setting up a Whistleblowing Commission in order to “examine the existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing and make recommendations for change”. The Commission has been set up due to concerns over the following areas: Whether the law and policy relating to whistleblowing is effective Whether regulators should be […]

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The dangers of knowingly falsely accounting as a director of a company

February 12, 2013

The recent criminal prosecution of Waheed Luqman, reported here, demonstrates how careful those controlling a business must be to avoid knowingly submitting misleading statements as to their business’ finances. False accounting is a criminal offence under s.933 of the Companies Act 2006 and can result in a jail sentence of up to ten years. We’ll […]

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Postman loses Employment Tribunal claim against unfair dismissal

January 16, 2013

A postman has lost his appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a finding of fair dismissal in his Employment Tribunal claim last year. The facts in McAfferty v Royal Mail Group Ltd Thomas McAfferty commenced employment with Royal Mail in 1991 and worked as a postman for the company for 19 years until his […]

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Employers can dismiss for theft of any item – no matter how small

January 7, 2013

In the recent Employment Tribunal case of Kaczor v Booker Ltd the Employment Tribunal determined that the theft of any item may warrant a dismissal – however harsh the decision to dismiss is. We’ll take a look in this post at the facts relating to Kaczor v Booker Ltd, the law relating to misconduct and […]

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