Employment law stories in the news – 05.04.2021 to 11.04.2021

In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news we take a look at ten employment law stories that made headlines between 5 April 2021 and 11 April 2021

  1. Recruitment firm boss who didn’t approve of office romances is forced to pay out £100,000 for firing sales executive two days after he sacked her husband – A recruitment firm boss who did not approve of office romances has been forced to cough up more than £100,000 after he fired a female executive just two days after sacking her husband (The Daily Mail)
  2. Judge throws out unfair dismissal claim in Novia tribunal – A former Novia employee has been ordered to pay £6,540 to cover legal costs incurred by the platform after an employment tribunal threw out claims of unfair dismissal (Money Marketing)
  3. Some Nottingham council workers yet to be paid settlements despite winning court case over pay rises – A number of Nottingham City Council workers are yet to be paid court settlements despite the Supreme Court ruling in their favour following a long-running legal fight over pay rises (Nottingham Post)
  4. Manager with cancer told to ‘grow up’ by boss was constructively unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules – A general manager with kidney cancer who was told by his boss to not be a “baby” and to “grow up” when he requested to work fewer hours was discriminated against by his employer because of his disability, an employment tribunal has found (People Management)
  5. CPS to pay damages for victimising case worker over timesheets – A former case worker with the Crown Prosecution Service has been awarded £30,000 after an employment tribunal found he was victimised over scrutiny of timesheets (The Law Society Gazette)
  6. Football club charity worker who clashed with owner was victimised, tribunal rules – An employee at a football charity was victimised amid a number of grievances and a foul-mouthed argument with the chairman of a connected lower league football club, an employment tribunal has concluded (Third Sector)
  7. London stockbroker made to sit on ‘naughty step’ by firm after he returned to work after suffering depression – A stockbroker was put on the “naughty step” before being unfairly sacked after he took time off to deal with depression, a tribunal has heard (The Evening Standard)
  8. Tribunal awards ex-Kingly solicitors £37k in compensation – Five solicitors, a solicitor apprentice and a legal assistant who worked at one of the largest law firms to be shut down by the regulator have been awarded more than £37,000 by an employment tribunal (Legal Futures)
  9. Muslim deemed a security risk by nuclear bosses wins payout – A Muslim engineer at a supply plant for nuclear reactors has been awarded £3,500 after workmates alleged that he said British troops “deserved to die” (The Times)
  10. Sacked firefighter who claimed he called a short, gay colleague ‘half a man’ because ‘of his size’ rather than his sexuality wins £12,000 payout despite losing unfair dismissal claim – A firefighter who was sacked after offending a short, gay colleague by calling him ‘half a man’ has been awarded more than £12,000 by an employment tribunal (The Daily Mail)