direct 2 lawyers-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news in the UK, we take a look at the latest employment law-related headlines to hit the media between 2 August 2013 and 8 August 2013, including a sacked call centre worker who has been awarded almost £9,000, a Judge targeted by a failed Employment Tribunal Claimant and a social worker who is planning to appeal her Employment Tribunal judgment

  1. Sacked call centre worker awarded £8,916 – A call centre worker who was unfairly dismissed by a Dundee-based insurance company has been awarded almost £9,000 by a tribunal. Anthony MacCuish was unfairly sacked by Shield Insurance Consultants of Law House, Strathmartine Road, in February this year (The Courier)
  2. Currys interview ‘humiliation’ as graduate ‘made to dance’ – A university graduate says he was left humiliated after being asked to dance to a Daft Punk song during a job interview at an electronics superstore. Alan Bacon, 21, thought working at Currys in Cardiff would be ideal given his love of cameras, and he spent a week preparing for the interview (BBC)
  3. Judge targeted by Slough man after failed employment tribunal – A man who threatened a judge with a meat cleaver in an employment tribunal and later assaulted him has been convicted again after breaching a restraining order. Mohammed Choudhary, 35, was found to have breached the order by writing to judge Russell Hardwick (Get Reading)
  4. Council facing £100m bill as it agrees to talks in equal pay row – Labour-run South Lanarkshire, which lost a related case at the UK Supreme Court, has caved in to growing pressure and agreed to three months of discussions, rather than resume Employment Tribunal hearings in Glasgow next month (Herald Scotland)
  5. Whistleblower speaks out over botched sacking of ‘talented nurse’ at Whittington Hospital – A senior doctor has condemned the Whittington Hospital for sacking a “talented and highly skilled” nurse who was wrongfully accused of fraud during a botched disciplinary. Andrea Guy was dismissed from the hospital in 2009 for allegedly administering chemotherapy to patients without being qualified to do so, and adding her name to a special register which lists nurses who are permitted to give the cancer treatment (Ham High Broadway)
  6. Social worker plans employment tribunal appeal – A Broughty Ferry social worker is asking an employment tribunal to reconsider its rejection of her claims in connection with her disability discrimination and harassment case against Dundee City Council (The Courier)
  7. Woman takes case against B&Q Ireland for sexual harassment and intimidation – A woman who was given the maximum award of two years’ salary for sexual harassment by the Equality Tribunal is taking a High Court case for damages against her former employer, B&Q Ireland (Irish Times)
  8. Sacked Dudley apprentice complained after being sent home from London – A Dudley apprentice complained she was sacked while working in London, given her train fare and told to make her own way back home. Anita Yazdani, of Regent Street, Dudley, told Birmingham Employment Tribunal :”The advertisement for my job was a sham.” (Dudley News)

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