In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories that have hit the news in the last week, we take a look at a “Bunga Bunga” Employment Tribunal case, criticism of the BBC over redundancy pay-offs to former senior managers and a failed bid to block Employment Tribunal fees.

  1. Prison officer takes Ministry of Justice to employment tribunal over ‘sickness’ sacking – A former prison officer who was sacked after suffering post traumatic stress is taking her former employers to an employment tribunal (Sutton Guardian)
  2. ‘Bunga bunga’ bank kicked me out to make room for the boys, says City worker who claims she was sacked because she was a woman – A City banker was left a broken woman by sexism at an investment house dubbed ‘Bunga Bunga Securities’, a tribunal heard yesterday (Mail Online)
  3. Sacked chief constables could launch human rights claim, says watchdog – Chief constables who are forced out of their jobs by police and crime commissioners could launch claims under the European Convention on Human Rights, a watchdog has said (The Telegraph)
  4. Lord Patten hopes BBC execs will pay back unfair redundancy pay-offs – BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said he hoped senior staff who received hefty pay-offs they were not entitled to would “make a gesture” and pay some money back (The Evening Standard)
  5. Bid to block employment tribunal fees fails – Lawyers arguing against the introduction this month of fees for taking cases to employment tribunals have lost their bid to block the move (BBC)
  6. City lawyer ‘made redundant for needing more time off after birth’ – A City lawyer was made redundant from her £100,000-a-year job when she asked to extend her six-month maternity leave after suffering complications giving birth, a tribunal heard (The Evening Standard)
  7. ‘Bullying’ case leaves dentist with £10k bill – A dentist who complained of bullying and harassment when she worked at a health trust has been told to pay the NHS £10,000 costs (This is Staffordshire)
  8. FA reaches settlement with former referee manager over unfair dismissal – The Football Association has reached an out of court agreement with the former FA national referee manager for education and training, Janie Frampton, after she took the governing body to an employment tribunal following a dispute over her dismissal (The Guardian)
  9. £3.4m payout awarded to Cambridge businessman by employment tribunal – A Cambridge businessman has been awarded an astonishing £3.4 million by an employment tribunal (Cambridge News)
  10. PwC admits: Our male managers tend only to promote men – A top City firm – in the business of selling ‘best practice’ to other companies – has admitted it has failed to get more women into senior roles despite at least five years of “initiatives” aimed at addressing the gender gap (The Telegraph)


The Direct 2 Lawyers Employment Team post daily on interesting employment law cases, Employment Tribunal judgments and Employment Appeal Tribunal judgments. All of the Employment Team posts are written by qualified specialist employment lawyers

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