Castle Tribunal Roundup: December 2014
Published 15 December 2014
Our roundup of the employment tribunal cases making headway in the news.
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.
A FORMER secretary of Dundee Football Club has withdrawn her unfair dismissal claim against the club.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.