direct 2 lawyers-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment tribunal stories in the news this week, we take a look at eight Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal cases that have made the news in the week commencing 17 February 2014.

  1. Senior North East bank worker claims she was told to ‘find another job’ – A senior bank worker from the North East who alleges a colleague spiked her drink is claiming compensation after being told to relocate or “find another job”. High-flying Barclays area director Miranda Mitchell won a tribunal for claims of suffering a detriment for whistle-blowing but has now suffered a setback after her employer won an appeal (The Journal)
  2. Employment Tribunal ruling delayed in bus drivers’ test case claim – An employment tribunal ruling on test case claims made by two Bus Vannin drivers will now take longer than first expected. The panel assessing the claims has announced in a statement: ‘The complexity of the issues and the length of the evidence was such that no decision can be announced with any immediacy – but every effort will be made to announce the outcome as soon as possible.’ (The Isle of Man Today)
  3. Former rugby international takes case against Leinster to employment tribunal – Ex-Ireland and Leinster player Reg gie Corrigan is seeking compensation for the loss of his position as manner in which he ceased to be departed as scrum coach with Leinster in 2012 (The Irish Times)
  4. Two ‘petite’ police firearms officers set to receive £35,000 each because the guns were ‘too big for their hands’ – Two ‘petite’ firearms officers set to receive payouts of £35,000 each after complaining their guns were too big for their small hands. Victoria Wheatley and Rachael Giles won a sex discrimination case on the grounds they could not reach the trigger (The Mail Online)
  5. Former clerk wins £72,000 from Ludlow Town Council in unfair dismissal case – Veronica Calderbank won a claim for unfair dismissal against the town council in December at the end of a month-long employment tribunal hearing in Birmingham. During the dispute Mrs Calderbank accused former council members of bullying and claimed she was left with no choice but to quit her role in June 2012, after being asked to work long hours without a break, despite a crippling back problem (The Shropshire Star)
  6. East Lancashire call centre staff told to move to India to keep jobs – Bosses at an East Lancashire call centre told staff that they could relocate to India to keep their jobs, an employment tribunal has been told. Around 250 staff were sacked by outsourcing giant Sitel in November 2012 after employees were told the company had lost a major contract with the holiday website Expedia and the work was being exported to Bangalore (The Blackburn Citizen)
  7. Royal British Legion forced to close over £70k dispute – A Royal British Legion Club which was ordered to pay a former employee £70,000 for unfair dismissal has closed. The Legion building on Ashley Road, Boscombe, has been put on the market more than three years after it was ordered to pay the compensation to a former bar steward (The Bournemouth Echo)
  8. Garbhan Downey loses unfair dismissal case – The sacked director of communications and marketing for Londonderry’s Culture Company has lost an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal. Garbhan Downey was sacked for gross misconduct in January 2013 (BBC)

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