Employment law cases in the news – 25.04.2016 to 01.05.2016

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 cases that have made the headlines between 25 April and 1 May 2016

  1. Ayrshire police officer and her husband defy court ruling to pay former employee – A serving police officer who also runs a dog grooming parlour with her husband is defying a court order to pay a former employee wages. Grace Campbell is currently off sick from her police job (The Daily Record)
  2. Construction firms strike blacklisting settlement – Eight construction firms have offered financial settlements to workers who said they were blacklisted within the industry.
    The GMB and Ucatt unions and a law firm representing claimants have also accepted an apology (BBC)
  3. Former LLP member allowed to pursue ‘whistleblower’ claim – The Employment Appeal Tribunal has allowed a former managing partner at a limited liability partnership (LLP) to pursue a claim against the firm in an alleged whistleblowing case (The Law Society Gazette)
  4. Driver unfairly let go from job – A lorry driver who was unfairly dismissed from his job has won thousands of pounds after an employment tribunal ruling. Dale Underwood (50) of Yaxley was let go by Wincanton Group Limited in Huntingdon shortly after a police investigation into him for blackmail was dropped (Peterborough Today)
  5. Walsall admin officer awarded almost £14,000 for unfair dismissal – A Brownhills government administration officer accused of breaching data protection policies by flagging up confidential details of two tax payers, has been awarded more than £13,000 for unfair dismissal (The Walsall Advertiser)
  6. Lower league football team could go bust if forced to pay £7,200 to part-time receptionist – A football team could go bust if they have to pay just £7200 compensation to a receptionist following an employment tribunal, it has been claimed. The financial mess at a Scottish Championship football club has been laid bare amid claims that they could go bust if they have to pay £7200 compensation to a receptionist (The Mirror)
  7. Former Leeds assistant Nigel Gibbs awarded damages over dismissal – The former assistant manager of Leeds has won £331,426 damages over his dismissal by the club. Mr Justice Langstaff assessed the award due to Nigel Gibbs, who resigned from his post in July 2014, after a hearing at the high court (The Guardian)
  8. Citigroup trader claims unfair dismissal for whistleblowing – A former senior interest rate trader at Citigroup, Marco Arosio, is suing the US bank for unfair dismissal, including being fired for whistleblowing. The East London employment tribunal, which covers all employment claims for banks based in the Canary Wharf financial district, said in a filing on Wednesday that Arosio’s claim is due to be heard on May 10, 11 and 13 (Reuters)
  9. Greggs baker sacked for not washing his hands has claim for unfair dismissal rejected – A Greggs baker who alleged the firm had been too harsh when it sacked him for not washing his hands has lost his claim for unfair dismissal. Sion Donovan was dismissed by the high street giant after he failed to wash his hands when he returned from collecting safety equipment from a locker room (Wales Online)
  10. Church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn allegation – A Church organist was told to keep quiet after he said he discovered gay pornography – including possible images of children – on the computer of a church official, a tribunal has heard (Herald Scotland)