Employment Tribunal

TV presenter wins sexual harassment claim in Employment Tribunal

January 10, 2014

A TV presenter has won her claim for sexual harassment after a camera crew were recorded insulting her whilst she was live on air. Ms Charlie Vernon, 28, who was presenting the show “Jewelry Maker” on Gems TV at the time of the incident on X. On the day in question, Ms Vernon was presenting […]

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Employment Tribunal claims fall by more than half

December 30, 2013

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice this month showed that claims for unfair dismissal (and other complaints) fell by up to 55% after the introduction of fees for the Employment Tribunal this summer. The Ministry of Justice’s most recent statistics showed a sharp drop in the number of claims made between July and August […]

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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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Lawyer reaches settlement in pregnancy discrimination Employment Tribunal claim

August 27, 2013

A female lawyer at a Truro-based law firm has settled her Employment Tribunal claim against her former employer after she alleged that she had been discriminated against and dismissed because of her gender. Ms Kate Baker, 33, started working for Follett Stock, a Truro-based law firm, in 2011 as a solicitor. However, the employment relationship […]

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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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Government reveals plans to reduce qualifying period for unfair dismissal for sacked army reservists

July 4, 2013

The Ministry of Defence today revealed plans to extend the current law on automatic unfair dismissals to cover sacked army reservists. The Government is currently undertaking a massive reorganisation of the United Kingdom’s armed forces, with a a proposal to reduce the current staffing levels of the army from 102,000 to 82,000. To compensate for […]

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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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Assessing the merits of an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal

May 16, 2013

In this post we’re going to take a look at the merits of an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal against an employer and what employers should look for in assessing a claim. This will involve an examination of the following: Is the claim in time? What did you dismiss the Claimant for? Was […]

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Telecommunication companies ordered to pay almost £100,000 in wage arrears

April 9, 2013

Two British telecommunication companies have been ordered to pay wage arrears of almost £100,000 to almost 200 of their call-centre telesales workers after it was ruled that they had been underpaying them over a substantial period of time. The two companies, Axis Telecom Ltd and Servizon Ltd, were taken to the Employment Tribunal by HM […]

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Senior fashion executive sues for pregnancy discrimination after she alleges forced resignation

March 12, 2013

A former senior executive at a major fashion label is suing her previous employer for discrimination and unfair dismissal after she resigned in 2011. Ms Kate Torpey commenced employment with Robson Webster Holdings – which owns the fashion labels Jigsaw and Kew – in 1997 as a financial control assistant. She was promoted to the […]

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