Below is a list of the top employment law stories that have hit the press this week (5 January 2013 to 11 January 2013).

  1. Female solicitor told not to have a relationship or babies by boss – Kate Baker has alleged that she was sacked from her law firm because she had started a relationship. She has subsequently issued an Employment Tribunal claim for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal
  2. John McCririck seeking £3 damages from Channel 4 over alleged ageism – John McCririck, the former Channel 4 Racing presenter, is pursuing Channel 4 and IMG Sports Media for £500,000 in an Employment Tribunal claim for age discrimination
  3. Woman pursuing unfair dismissal claim at the Employment Tribunal – a woman is pursuing her former employer for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination after her site manager made sexual innuendos about her and comments about her breasts
  4. Animals Shelter employee wins unfair dismissal claim – a former Animals Shelter employee has won her unfair dismissal claim against her employer in the Employment Tribunal after the chief executive grabbed her arm, remonstrated with her, and sacked her in public
  5. Former teaching assistant wins unfair dismissal claim after she was apparently sacked for son’s crimes – an Employment Tribunal has found that a former teaching assistant was unfairly dismissed by her employer after she was fired because her son was arrested
  6. Woman at centre of bullying claims at Great Western Hospital describes her “living hell” – a woman has described to reporters how she feels after she was sucked into the centre of a maelstrom over race discrimination at the Great Western Hospital. The race discrimination claim is continuing.
  7. Stourbridge care worker denies neglect and racist remarks – A Stourbridge assistant care manager is pursuing an Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal after she was sacked last year for alleged negligence and racist comments. The Employment Tribunal case is continuing.
  8. Police chief taking the Police & Crime Commissioner to the High Court – Colin Port, Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, has issued High Court proceedings to stop the PCC from
  9. Ali Dizaei’s Employment Tribunal listed for a 40-day hearing from April 2013 – Ali Dizaei’s race discrimination and victimisation claim against the the Metropolitan Police Authority is due to go ahead in April 2013
  10. Worker sacked from Royal University Hospital after she drank orange juice – A worker with type 2 diabetes is suing Royal University Hospital after it apparently sacked her for drinking a carton of orange juice whilst on duty

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