In the latest of our series of posts on employment tribunal cases in the news this week, we take a look at nine employment tribunal cases that made the headlines between 10 March and 16 March 2014.

  1. Limerick principal in €50k constructive dismissal award – A Limerick school principal has been awarded €50,000 after the Employment Appeals Tribunal found she was constructively dismissed from her position at St Brigid’s National School in Singland (The Limerick Leader)
  2. MAG UK wound down after losing employment tribunal – The Motorcycle Action Group is trading as a new company after losing an employment tribunal, an email from the group’s director reveals. MAG UK, which campaigns for riders’ rights, is being wound down and assets transferred to the Motorcycle Action Group Ltd after complaints of constructive dismissal were upheld (Visor Down)
  3. Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old. Drivers at the company, which provides bus shuttle services and car chauffeuring at Heathrow car parks, were told they could no longer work over the age of 67 due to a change in its insurance policy’s exclusions for older employees (The Independent)
  4. Sacked ‘shark-wrestling’ charity worker agrees settlement – Paul Marshallsea, dismissed from the Pant and Dowlais Boys & Girls Club after being spotted on a beach while on sick leave, has settled with his former employer without a tribunal hearing (Third Sector)
  5. Sacked town clerk seeks more than £80,000 in compensation – Sacked Wisbech Town Council Clerk Erbie Murat is claiming £80,000 in compensation and is taking his former employers to an employment tribunal over his dismissal last November (The Fenland Citizen)
  6. Dismissal claim thrown out by employment tribunal – A teacher who claimed she was forced to resign has had her claim for constructive dismissal thrown out. Rachel Ashley quit as housemother at the Oratory School in Woodcote in September 2012, claiming her concerns about the behaviour of pupils at the independent boys’ Catholic school were not taken seriously (The Henley Standard)
  7. Alleged Islamic plot to take over Birmingham schools may be hoax – Police in Birmingham are investigating whether a document outlining an alleged Islamic fundamentalist plot to “take over” schools in the city was a hoax connected to an employment tribunal involving one of the schools named in the plot (The Guardian)
  8. Uni ‘bullying’ tribunal judge weighs decision – The employment tribunal of a former events co-ordinator at Kellogg College finished yesterday. Catriona Carter Jonas, of Adkin Way, Wantage, is suing the Chancellor, masters and scholars of Oxford University for alleged discrimination on age grounds, unfair dismissal and non-payment of outstanding wages (The Oxford Times)
  9. Nurses clear their names at employment tribunal – Three nurses who were sacked after a mentally ill patient was allegedly assaulted at Bodmin Hospital have won a two-year battle to clear their names. Experienced nurses Sharon Little, Martin Smith and Tim Spear – all from the Bodmin area – were dismissed by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for gross misconduct after a violent patient was forcibly restrained on Harvest Ward (This is Cornwall)


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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