Employment law cases in the news – 17.07.2017 to 23.07.2017

In the latest of our series of posts on employment law cases in the news, we take a look at seven employment law cases that have made headlines between 17 July 2017 and 23 July 2017

  1. Top hospital consultant claims NHS spent £1million fighting him after he turned whistleblower – A top consultant claims the NHS spent £1million fighting him after he tried to turn whistleblower. Neurosurgeon James Akinwunmi says his marriage collapsed and his kids were estranged as he battled to expose failings at his hospital (The Mirror)
  2. Charity chief in ‘fat cat’ storm drops unfair dismissal claim over departure – A former charity chief executive who became the focus of ‘fat cat’ claims over his £216,000 salary has dropped an unfair dismissal claim against the SSPCA (Herald Scotland)
  3. Prison officers permanently banned from striking after Government wins High Court bid – The Government has won its High Court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers, in a move unionists have warned will leave “only a matter of time” before a member of staff gets killed (The Independent)
  4. Electrician relives “terrifying” attack as he takes bosses to tribunal – A whistleblower has spoken of the moment he was left “covered in blood, crying and terrified” after being attacked in bed by a colleague. Robert Taylor, 28, had his two front teeth knocked out, required five stitches in his head and has since suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (The Press and Journal)
  5. KWM administrators to respond to employment tribunal claim – An employment tribunal claim brought by former employees of the now defunct European arm of international firm King & Wood Mallesons will proceed, the Gazette has learned (The Law Society Gazette)
  6. Sacked Wimbledon Royal Mail employee Christopher Calver – who had 540 porn images on his computer – loses unfair dismissal appeal – A disabled employee at the Royal Mail’s sorting depot at Wimbledon complained he was unfairly dismissed after 540 indecent and pornographic images were found on his computer over an 11 day period (The Wimbledon Guardian)
  7. Tribunal orders Scottish Refugee Council to pay two former staff £27,000 – The Scottish Refugee Council has been ordered by an employment tribunal to pay two former employees almost £27,000 in compensation and expenses for unfair dismissal and discrimination (The Third Sector)