Employment law cases in the news – 07.09.2015 to 13.09.2015

redmans-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law cases in the news, we take a look at ten employment law-related cases that have made headlines between 7 and 13 September 2015

  1. Diana charity chief dubbed Looney Tunes wants her job back rather than a £500,000 payout – A director branded Looney Tunes by the boss of one of Princess Diana’s favourite charities wants her job back rather than a £500,000 payout (The Evening Standard)
  2. Disabled social worker ‘made to feel like Little Britain character’ by boss – A disabled social worker said she was made by one of her bosses to feel like a character from TV comedy Little Britain who pretends to need a wheelchair. Colette Jones said her Flintshire council manager made her feel like Andy, the wheelchair user who jumps up and runs around when his carer Lou is not looking (The Daily Post)
  3. Michaela Tabb reaches out-of-court settlement with World Snooker – World Snooker has announced it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Michaela Tabb after the referee brought a case against the professional tour. Tabb had claimed sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and breach of contract against World Snooker, the business arm of the professional game, following her departure from the circuit in March (The Guardian)
  4. Citigroup FX trader seeks ‘truth’ in wrongful firing case – A former Citigroup trader told a London employment tribunal on Tuesday that he was “not here to mud-sling” but to ensure “truth about foreign exchange at Citi is heard once and for all”, at the start of a wrongful dismissal case focused on the bank’s handling of the currencies-trading scandal (The Financial Times)
  5. Belfast police officer suing Met over ‘bullying by sectarian Protestant boss’ – A Belfast-born detective is suing Scotland Yard for more than £200,000, claiming he was subjected to sectarian bullying and harassment by his Protestant boss from Northern Ireland (The Belfast Telegraph)
  6. Cosmetics boss called me ‘coloured lady’ says ex-worker at Liberty suing for racism – Three “beauty consultants” are suing the company that runs the cosmetics counters at department store Liberty for race discrimination. Darshana Patel, Semone Ballin and Leena Chaudhary, who worked for Hourglass on the cosmetics counters at the Regent Street store, have taken the case to an employment tribunal (The Evening Standard)
  7. Leeds bosses facing discrimination charge over axing of Neil Redfearn’s partner – Leeds bosses Massimo Cellino and Adam Pearson could be forced to attend a sexual discrimination tribunal involving former employee Lucy Ward. The troubled Championship club are facing more controversy through a twin unfair dismissal and sex discrimination case (The Daily Star)
  8. ‘Please go now’: Whittington Hospital technician’s dismissal scrawled on a piece of paper – A hospital technician has been stunned after being handed a dismissal notice on a hand-scrawled scrap of paper. Jean Michel Tchamba, who worked for 10 years in the Whittington’s medical physics department until June, was suddenly ordered to “please go now” on June 25 (The Islington Tribune)
  9. Duncan Bannatyne’s £10m court battle: Former Dragons’ Den star sued by CEO who ran his business while he starred on TV – Former Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne is being sued for £10 million by the man who ran his business while he developed his television career. Nigel Armstrong was chief executive officer at the tycoon’s firm Bannatyne Fitness and turned it into a £90 million turnover company (The Daily Mail)
  10. Tribunal payment for woman sacked over time off when daughter in hospital and husband back from war – A working Doncaster mum has won a compensation payout from her bosses after she was sacked over time off work when her daughter was in hospital and her soldier husband was back from war on leave (The Doncaster Free Press)