1. Paramedic sacked after wishing a ‘life-threatening’ illness upon Stafford Hospital campaigner on Facebook – an NHS paramedic was sacked by their employer after sending a number of hate messages to the founded of an NHS campaign group on Facebook, including stating that he hoped that she would suffer from a “life-threatening illness”. He has subsequently been referred to the Health and Care Professions Council on charges of serious professional misconduct (The Mail Online)
  2. Officer ‘fairly sacked’ over death in Dunfermline cells – a police custody officer has been sacked for failing to make routine checks on a suicidal man who killed himself in the custody cells at Dunfermline Police Station (The Courier)
  3. Announcement of 48 redundancies at Llanelli’s Calsonic Kansei plant – Calsonic Kansei announced last week that it was to make 48 redundancies in its manufacturing and manufacturing engineering departments at its headquarters in Wales, due to a fall in orders for its products  (This is South Wales)
  4. BBC reveals there have been 37 complaints of sexual harassment in past six years as it publishes report on bullying – the BBC has released a report that reveals that there has been dozens of formal complaints (47 in total) regarding sexual harassment in the workplace over the last six years, with the review deeming the behaviour of some on-air stars “inappropriate” (The Mail Online)
  5. Sacked nursery worker denies blackmailing boss for £30k over cocaine – a nursery worker who was sacked after allegedly blackmailing her bosses over £30,000-worth of planted cocaine has taken her case to the Employment Tribunal in order to gain compensation for unfair dismissal (Manchester Evening News)


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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