Employment law stories in the news – 11.11.2019 to 17.11.2019

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 have headlines between 11 November 2019 and 17 November 2019

  1. Teacher sacked over gay dating app activity wins £700,000 payout – A primary school headteacher who was sacked after having sex with two 17-year-old boys he met through a gay dating app has been awarded nearly £700,000 compensation by a tribunal (The Guardian)
  2. Tax expert who lost her job for ‘transphobic’ tweet takes case to employment tribunal – A tax expert who lost her job for tweeting that transgender women are not women yesterday took her case to an employment tribunal arguing that her dismissal amounted to discrimination against her beliefs (The Telegraph)
  3. Dental hygienist speaks out on ‘bullying’ at NHS Highland – A former NHS Highland employee has spoken of the bullying she says she experienced at the health board. Degree dental therapist Pauline Thomson said was criticised over how she went about her work, how she looked and even where she parked her car (BBC)
  4. Insurance worker unfairly dismissed after arrest for possessing indecent images – An insurance worker was unfairly and wrongly dismissed from his job while he was the subject of a criminal investigation, an employment tribunal (ET) has ruled (People Management)
  5. Citi accused of trumpeting forex trader dismissal amid probe – One of Citigroup’s former top currency traders, acquitted of US foreign exchange-rigging charges, will allege that the bank trumpeted his dismissal to journalists and prosecutors amid a transatlantic investigation (The Financial Times)
  6. Charity unfairly dismissed mental health nurse after discovering whistleblowing history – A major care charity unfairly dismissed a mental health nurse after discovering he had acted as a whistleblower at previous employers, an employment tribunal has found (Third Sector)
  7. White man accuses Tesco of racism over black friend – A white man is bringing a race discrimination claim against Tesco after he was allegedly harassed because he was friends with a black colleague (The Times)
  8. Scots tycoon slated foul-mouthed email from US firm that bought his £36m travel empire – Scots tycoon slated foul-mouthed email from US firm that bought his £36m travel empire (Daily Record)
  9. Whistleblower sues Lloyd’s of London insurer – A whistleblower who exposed alleged sexual harassment and bullying at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company is suing his employer over claims that he was persecuted for raising the alarm (The Telegraph)
  10. Manager with hepatitis C was unfairly dismissed in ‘sham redundancy’ – A business development manager who was living with a debilitating liver condition was unfairly dismissed by her employer because of her disability, an employment tribunal (ET) has ruled (People Management)