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  1. Merry Hill post office cashier loses disability discrimination claim – A Merry Hill post office and shop cashier who complained she was sacked after being rushed to hospital with a panic attack has lost a compensation claim for disability discrimination (Stourbridge News)
  2. Barmaid wins case for unfair dismissal against Gorleston Golf Club – An “internationally famous” golf club is facing a payout after a diabetic barmaid won an unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal (EDP24)
  3. Village church music director can pursue unfair dismissal compensation claim, tribunal rules – A director of music for churches in the Belbroughton and Fairfield areas who donated back half his payments complained he was unfairly sacked following an alleged “power struggle” (Stourbridge News)
  4. ‘Useless’ Skype doctor sacked – A doctor hired after a Skype interview was interviewed two months later for being incompetent, a disciplinary panel was told, and was subsequently sacked on the grounds of his capability (The Sun)
  5. PA sacked after affair with boss set for payout – A property tycoon who sacked his PA when his wife found out about their affair faces a huge payout after his former lover won her claim for unfair dismissal (The Evening Standard)
  6. BBC spent £28m of licence-fee payers’ money gagging 500 staff – According to figures released under Freedom of Information, in the past eight years 539 staff at the BBC have signed gagging orders at a total cost of £28million (The Telegraph)
  7. Ministry of Defence civil servants share £700,000 bonuses despite soldier redundancies – Around 70 civil servants shared bonuses of almost £700,000 while 4,480 frontline soldiers were made redundant on Tuesday (The Telegraph)
  8. West Cheshire College makes 90 posts redundant – West Cheshire College will make 90 posts in their Chester and Ellesmere Port campuses redundant in a bid to save nearly £2m (The Chester Chronicle)
  9. Primary school teaching assistant sacked after her 18-year-old son was convicted of child sex offence wins £28,000 compensation – A teaching assistant who was sacked from a primary school over her contact with her sex offender son has won £28,300 in compensation (The Mail Online)

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