Employment Tribunal cases in the news – 09.09.2013 to 15.09.2013

hmctsA round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 9 September 2013, including a man who has succeeded in her claim in the Employment Tribunal for disability discrimination, a former town clerk who has dropped her Employment Tribunal claim and four trade union officials who have won their Employment Tribunal claims against their union

  1. Employment Tribunal finds AA guilty of disability discrimination – An Employment Tribunal has found that the AA subjected an employee to disability discrimination by failing to make reasonable adjustments which would have allowed him to maintain his standard of work at the business (GMBAA)
  2. Turning Point in Tribunal after sacking IT director – A former IT director at Turning Point, a substance abuse charity, is taking the charity to an Employment Tribunal after she was sacked for gross misconduct after the charity recruited someone into a newly-created interim role above her (Civil Society)
  3. Former town clerk drops tribunal fight – A former Kirkbymoorside town clerk has dropped her Employment Tribunal case against the town council. Sally Brown was sacked by the town council in May 2012 after reportedly walking out of a meeting the previous month (Gazette & Herald)
  4. Doctor prepares for another round in Employment Tribunal claim against hospital trust – A whistleblowing heart doctor is preparing for the latest round in his Employment Tribunal with the hospital trust that he was sacked from last year after the hospital trust won the right to review the default judgment he was awarded (Your Local Guardian)
  5. Sacked charity shop worker plans to sue former employer over unpaid wages – A sacked charity shop worker is planning to sue his employer for unfair dismissal and unpaid wages after he was dismissed from British Red Cross earlier this year (This is Staffordshire)
  6. Howell’s School, Denbigh: Dismissed Bernie Routledge awarded £217,000 – A former head teacher of a private girls’ school in Denbighshire has been awarded £216,898 for unfair dismissal. Bernie Routledge, from Gwernaffield near Mold, and his former partner Helen Price took action against Howell’s School in Denbigh in March (BBC)
  7. £49,000 for union activists branded racist over ‘wise monkeys’ pamphlet – Four senior trade union officials have been awarded nearly £50,000 damages after being accused by bosses of racism over a “three wise monkeys” leaflet. Unison members Onay Kasab, Glenn Kelly, Suzanne Muna and Brian Debus denied the claims and won their case at an employment tribunal (Evening Standard)
  8. Hartlebury woman makes ‘disability discrimination’ compensation claim – A woman has made a claim for disability discrimination to the Employment Tribunal after she claimed that she had been bullied and harassed by a line manager because of her sex (The Kidderminster Shuttle)
  9. RMT wins key victory in Employment Tribunal over victimisation of Serco Barclays “Boris Bikes” activist – Transport Union RMT has won a victory in the Employment Tribunal over Serco after a worker claimed that he was unfairly dismissed and victimized by the company over his trade union activities (RMT)
  10. Mother-of-two teaching assistant who posted Facebook picture of herself drinking from a phallic-shaped straw wins £16k payout after being ‘unfairly dismissed’ – A primary school teacher has won her claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal after she was sacked last year for allegedly swearing in the playground and over a number of Facebook photos posted online (The Mail Online)