Employment Tribunal

Trainee chef loses sex discrimination claim against top Welsh restaurant

by Redmans Solicitors May 9, 2014 Employment Law

A teenager employed as a trainee chef at a prestigious Welsh restaurant has failed in her claims at an Employment Tribunal and has been criticized for the nature of her evidence. Ms Chloe Maisey, 19, worked as a trainee pastry chef at The Hardwick in Abergavenny for three months last year until she resigned from […]

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ACAS early conciliation service launches

by Redmans Solicitors April 9, 2014 Employment Law

As of 6 April 2014, ACAS have launched their new “early conciliation” service for claimants. Under the early conciliation scheme, from 6 April 2014 potential claimants in the Employment Tribunal may engage with ACAS before issuing their claim in order to attempt to settle their outstanding claim(s). This scheme is non-compulsory from 6 April to […]

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Polish labourer wins Employment Tribunal claim after being told to “go back to your country”

by Redmans Solicitors March 18, 2014 Law

A Polish labourer has won his Employment Tribunal claim against his former employer after he was subjected to racially- and religiously-discriminatory comments and unfairly dismissed. Mr Daniel Brzezinski, of Polish national origin, worked for Alan, Lee, and Dale Edgar (trading as “Edgar Contracts”) from March 2011 until he was dismissed in January 2013. He subsequently […]

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Use of compromise agreements by school and council in Norfolk revealed

by Redmans Solicitors January 20, 2014 Employment Law

Find out more about compromise agreements/settlement agreements here. Post to follow.

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Employment Appeal Tribunal decision reinforces need for speed with appeals

by Redmans Solicitors January 13, 2014 Employment Law

A case reported by the Plymouth Herald demonstrates why individuals and businesses should seek legal advice and appeal Employment Tribunal judgments that they’re unhappy with straight away. The news report covers a recent Employment Tribunal claim made by Mr Martin Withers against The Glassblowing House Limited. The claim, apparently based on disability discrimination and an […]

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Partially-blind man told he can go ahead with Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors January 9, 2014 Employment Law

A partially-blind man has made a ‘whistleblowing’ claim in the Employment Tribunal after he alleged that he was dismissed last year because he had submitted complaints regarding health and safety in the workplace. Mr Alan Chalk, a former clinical support worker at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, submitted his Employment Tribunal claim for […]

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NHS worker wins unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors December 30, 2013 Employment Law

A former hospital worker who was sacked from her job at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust for a concerted period of sickness absence has won  her Employment Tribunal claim. Ms Karen Marsha, a former senior pharmacy technician at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, started working for the NHS Trust in 1980, but was forced […]

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Woman who called colleague “whore” on Twitter fails in Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors December 2, 2013 Employment Law

A woman who called a colleague of hers a “whore” on Twitter has failed in her unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal. Ms Doreen Reilly commenced employment with the Co-operative supermarket in Cupar in 1994 and worked as a shop assistant. In August 2011 there was an incident at the Cupar Co-operative where Ms […]

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Banker could be awarded millions after winning Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors November 20, 2013 Employment Law

A former banker at a giant Russian bank could be awarded millions after she won her Employment Tribunal claims for – among other things – sexual harassment, gender-related harassment and victimization. Ms Svetlana Lokhova worked in the London office of Russian firm Sberbank until she resigned, claiming that she had been subjected to bullying and […]

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Woman loses Employment Tribunal sex discrimination claim after redundancy

by Redmans Solicitors October 31, 2013 Employment Law

A woman who claimed that she was sacked from her job because she was pregnant has lost her battle for compensation in the Employment Tribunal. Ms Rachel Whatmore commenced working for Mann Broadbent Limited in 2008 and at the time of her dismissal in 2012 worked as an accounts handler. The firm, which supplies insurance […]

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Amnesiac police officer makes claim in the Employment Tribunal after sacking

by Redmans Solicitors October 22, 2013 Employment Law

A sacked police community support officer has issued a claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was sacked in 2010 for a second disciplinary offence. Ms Rachida Sobhi, 43, was employed by the Metropolitan Police force as a police community support officer in December 2008. Whilst undergoing the vetting process Mr Sobhi was […]

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Former banking director settles victimization claim at the Employment Tribunal

by Redmans Solicitors October 2, 2013 Employment Law

A sacked banking director has settled her Employment Tribunal case against Commerzbank in a claim reportedly worth millions of pounds. Latifa Bouabdillah, 33, submitted an Employment Tribunal claim against Commerzbank last year after she was fired from her job shortly after joining the bank as head of product engineering. The reason for her dismissal was […]

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Secretary wins Employment Tribunal claim after training to be a lawyer

by Redmans Solicitors September 25, 2013 Employment Law

A former secretary who studied to obtain a law degree has won her battle against her former employer at the Employment Tribunal. Alex Gibson, 36, suffered an accident whilst on holiday in Bolivia in 2008 which severely impaired her ability to move her right arm. Two years later she started working as a secretary at […]

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After-school club manager’s dismissal fair, says Employment Tribunal

by Redmans Solicitors September 20, 2013 Employment Law

An after-school club manager has lost her claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal against her former employer, Fife Council. Ms Nicola Gardiner worked for Fife Council as an after-school club manager for a number of schools within its authority. In 2010 she went on maternity leave but in October 2010, during her maternity […]

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Why it’s important to appeal your grievance outcome if it’s unsatisfactory

by Redmans Solicitors September 12, 2013 Employment Law

In this post we’re going to take a look at why it’s important to appeal your grievance outcome if the outcome is unsatisfactory to you. There’s three main reasons why you may wish to appeal your grievance outcome: It’s possible that an appeal may resolve your grievance satisfactorily if the initial grievance was rejected If […]

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Ex-Managing Director loses Employment Tribunal claim after being sacked over expenses

by Redmans Solicitors August 26, 2013 Employment Law

The former managing director of a multinational company spent huge amounts of company money on unjustified expenses, an Employment Tribunal has heard. The former employee – who is unnamed, as is the company, for legal reasons – brought an unfair dismissal claim involving victimisation and sexual harassment after he was fired from the company last […]

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A guide to the preliminary hearings which take place before an employment tribunal

by Damian June 11, 2013 Employment Law

The employment tribunals London judges oversee are often quite complex. Because of this, it’s common for a judge to hold a preliminary hearing prior to the actual tribunal, so as to review a specific aspect of a case, or to clarify certain issues. In this article, we’ll be discussing what’s involved in this process. The […]

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Cancer and disability discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal

by Redmans Solicitors May 21, 2013 Employment Law

We’ll take a look at this post at cancer and disability discrimination claims, focusing upon what rights and remedies workers and employees may have if they’ve been discriminated against because (or for a reason related to) the fact that they or another person in the workplace has cancer. This will entail an examination of: Is […]

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Boss tells Employment Tribunal that she had a right to keep salary details secret

by Redmans Solicitors May 13, 2013 Employment Law

The chief executive of Hafan Cymru, a Camarthen-based charity, has told the Employment Tribunal that she had a right to keep details of a pay rise secret from the rest of her staff. Ms Cathy Davies, chief executive of Hafan Cymru, was attending the Cardiff Employment Tribunal last week as a witness in a claim […]

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Banker succeeds in her claim for victimization in the Employment Tribunal

by Employment Law Advice Solicitors April 18, 2013 Employment Law

A banker formerly employed by Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank has succeeded in her Employment Tribunal claim against the latter bank. Ms Bouabdillah left Deutsche Bank in early 2011 after a legal dispute over perceived sex discrimination at Deutsche Bank. She alleged that her male colleagues had been paid bonuses up to three times as much […]

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Personal injury claims and the Employment Tribunal

by Employment Law Advice Solicitors April 4, 2013 Employment Law

We’re going to take a look at the potential for making a claim for personal injury in the Employment Tribunal in this post. This will involve an examination of the following issues: Can I make a personal injury claim in the Employment Tribunal? When can I make a personal injury claim in the Tribunal? What […]

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Compensation in discrimination cases under the Equality Act 2010

by Direct 2 Lawyers April 4, 2013 Employment Law

We’ll take a look in this post at discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and the compensation that is normally awarded in such cases. In doing so, we’ll examine the following issues: What is a claim for discrimination? What types of compensation can be awarded in a claim for discrimination? What awards are normally made […]

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Nurse accuses RAF of sex discrimination after male colleague promoted

by Redmans Solicitors March 23, 2013 Employment Law

A high-ranking RAF nurse has accused the Royal Air Force of discrimination after a male colleague was promoted to a position ahead of her. Ms Wendy Williams, 52, is a high-ranking nurse in the RAF with the equivalent rank of a group captain. Sehe commenced employment with the RAF in 1984 and in 2006 acted […]

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Unwarranted disciplinaries can cause Employment Tribunal claims

by Employment Law Advice Solicitors March 23, 2013 Employment Law

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of  The Carphone Warehouse Ltd v Martin gives employers an insight into the issue of when disciplinary sanctions may or may not be warranted and what the potential consequences of an uwarranted (threatened) disciplinary is. We’ll take a look at this specific issue in this post and will do so […]

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Worker sacked for wrestling shark whilst on sick leave

by Employment Law Advice Solicitors March 12, 2013 Employment Law

A worker has been sacked from his position in a charity that he helped to build after his employers saw footage of him on Youtube wrestling a shark whilst he was on sick leave. Mr Paul Marshallsea, from Merthyr Tydfil, helped to build the Pant and Dowlais Boys and Girls Club in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, […]

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