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Castle Tribunal Roundup: December 2014

Published 15 December 2014

Our roundup of the employment tribunal cases making headway in the news.

Equalities watchdog to investigate Met police over staff discrimination claims

The Metropolitan police are to face a formal investigation by the equalities watchdog into whether the force broke the law and discriminated against staff. The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced on Monday how wide-ranging its inquiry would be and confirmed it would use its legal powers. The EHRC decision comes after the Met was found by an employment tribunal in July to have racially and sexually discriminated against PC Carol Howard.

Dundee FC secretary drops employment tribunal against club

A FORMER secretary of Dundee Football Club has withdrawn her unfair dismissal claim against the club. Laura Hayes raised an employment tribunal against the Dens Park side at the end of last year following her exit from the club in September 2013. The long serving club secretary was suing bosses for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, breach of contract and unlawful deduction from her wages.

'Landmark legal win' for cardiologist Dr Kevin Beatt sacked by Croydon Hospital for whistleblowing on patient safety

A leading heart doctor who blew the whistle on safety following a patient's death at Croydon University Hospital was unfairly dismissed amid a calculated attempt to damage his reputation, a tribunal has ruled.

Aberdeen social worker wins £38,394 over unfair dismissal

AN ABERDEEN social worker has been handed nearly £40,000 after being unfairly dismissed by the council. Veda Golconda was awarded £38,394 in compensation and another £1,200 for fees. An employment tribunal heard how Mr Golconda was sacked by Aberdeen City Council, having been “singled out” over the use of the internet for non-work purposes.

Blow for former Norwich Connaught workers after compensation bid fails

More than a hundred Norwich workers who lost their jobs when city council contractor Connaught went into administration have been left disappointed after their bid which could have paved the way for compensation failed.

Garage ordered to pay sacked mechanic £46,000 after he accused bosses of charging for unneeded work

A garage has been ordered to pay £46,000 to a mechanic unfairly sacked when he accused his bosses of charging customers for unneeded work on cars.

Jason Phur told an employment tribunal he was ordered to remove a cylinder head when the fault was elsewhere, leaving a £2,500 bill and was also told to fit a clutch when it did not need replacing.

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