featurelarge_Newspaper-stack_webIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at the headlines between 3 June 2013 and 9 June 2013. This includes a Christian school technician who wins a £100,000 payout after colleagues stuck Blu-Tack penises on her telephone; John McCririck tells the employment tribunal he was the victim of a Channel 4 vendetta; a law firm reaches a settlement with a former trainee after she won her Employment Tribunal claim; and a whistle-blowing worker is reinstated after an Employment Appeal Tribunal hearing.

  1. Christian school technician wins £100,000 payout after colleagues stuck Blu-Tack penises on her telephone – A council has been forced to pay a former school technician more than £100,000 after colleagues fashioned male genitalia from Blu-Tack and stuck them to her telephone (Daily Mail)
  2. John McCririck tells employment tribunal he was victim of C4 vendetta – Former presenter on Channel 4 Racing says at preliminary hearing that ‘suits and skirts’ were to blame for him losing job (The Guardian)
  3. Female doctors who work part-time after having children put NHS under strain – Female doctors who have children and then work part-time are placing a huge burden on the NHS, a Conservative health minister has suggested (The Telegraph)
  4. Postman sacked after van stolen from Burnley street – A postman of 19 years service has said he feels harshly treated after being sacked following the theft of his post van (Burnley Express)
  5. Claim of sexual discrimination thrown out – A mother who claimed she lost her job on a Boots beauty counter because she left work to look after her sick child has had her case thrown out by an employment judge (The Oxford Mail)
  6. Travers and ex-trainee reach financial settlement on pregnancy discrimination case – Travers Smith has reached a financial settlement with former trainee Katie Tantum, who last month won a high-profile pregnancy discrimination case against the firm (The Lawyer)
  7. Construction industry workers blacklisted for 20 years – The union Unite says it has evidence that the vetting of individuals by name in the building industry is still happening, four years after the discovery of a secret list that denied people work for years (BBC)
  8. Tribunal says ‘stroppy kid’ jibe was harassment – An employment tribunal has found that a manager’s use of the words “kid”, “stroppy kid” and “stroppy teenager” amounted to harassment, after a young worker brought an age discrimination claim against her employer (Personnel Today)
  9. Unfair dismissal claim rejected – A disabled woman who claimed she was forced to quit her primary school job because of her spinal injury has had an unfair dismissal claim rejected (The Oxford Mail)
  10. Whistle-blowing social worker reinstated after employment tribunal – Sutton council has agreed to reinstate an independent reviewing officer who claimed that his contract was terminated because he raised concerns about the authority’s work with looked-after children (Community Care)


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