In the latest of our series of Employment Tribunal cases that hit the news last week, we take a look at a widow who was allegedly unfairly sacked by the residential home she worked for, a Manor Residents’ Association worker whose employer failed to pay the national minimum wage and an allegedly whistleblowing policeman who has taken his employer to an Employment Tribunal

  1. Widow still working aged 76 ‘sacked’ by soon-to-close Kirkheaton care home – A widow still working at the age of 76 claims she was cruelly ‘sacked’ by bosses at a soon-to-close residential home (The Huddersfield Daily Examiner)
  2. Employment tribunal will rule in September – THE result of an employment tribunal involving two teachers from a Torquay faith school will be known in September. Lucy Payne, a former teacher at Stoodley Knowle School, claims she was forced to quit after being discriminated against by the trustees and the headteacher at the time (This Is South Devon)
  3. Second Manor Residents’ Association worker wins payout – A controversial charity has been ordered to pay almost £4,000 to a second worker who wasn’t paid the national minimum wage. Carl Williams, 25, worked 37 hours a week at Manor Residents’ Association and was paid £698 a month – which works out at just £4.71 an hour (The Hartlepool Mail)
  4. Charity boss slammed for an ‘insulting’ attempt to mislead a judge at tribunal – An employment judge has slammed an under-fire councillor for her “dishonest” attempts to mislead him with a botched-up effort to review the initial outcome of a tribunal (The Hartlepool Mail)
  5. Prospect member wins Employment Tribunal case of unfair dismissal – A Prospect member who was dismissed from the Home Office in December 2011 has won his claim of unfair dismissal. The case was heard over four days last month in the Watford Tribunal (Prospect)
  6. I was bullied for blowing whistle on police, says PC – A West Midlands Police officer claims he was “bullied and victimised” after making whistle blowing allegations about the health and safety of fellow officers (The Birmingham Mail)
  7. University of Kent faces £750,000 age discrimination claim from 60-year-old lecturer Stephen Games – A lecturer has launched a £750,000 ageism claim against the University of Kent after he failed to secure a job in its architecture department (Kent Online)
  8. ‘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. Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust will receive the payment after a dentist lost her compensation claim (This Is Staffordshire)


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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