Case Review: Caravan Park Manager Loses Unfair Dismissal Claim

A caravan park manager who resigned from his job after two money-making schemes had been discovered by his employers, has lost his unfair dismissal claim. Clarence Fitzsimmons who had managed the caravan park in Rhyl for 7 years, resigned in February 2013 but claimed constructive unfair dismissal. Mr Fitzsimmons claimed that pressure from the park … Read more

Case Review: Convicted paedophile gets £30,000 in redundancy claim

A convicted paedophile has won compensation of over £30,000 after bringing a redundancy claim action against his former employers from his prison cell according to the Daily Mail. Robert Wills took his former employers RWE NPower to an Employment Tribunal following their refusal to pay him a redundancy claim settlement in light of his sentence … Read more

Case Review: Special Needs Teacher “Dismissed Unfairly”

As reported by the Watford Observer last week, a former special needs teacher was “dismissed unfairly” from Central Primary School in Watford. Kay Hart had been sacked after suffering severe depression, following the sudden death of her husband. An Employment Tribunal heard that Mrs Hart’s husband of 26 years, Graham, died suddenly at the age … Read more

Case Review: Fire Station Chief Sues for Racial Discrimination

A black fire station officer has sued his employers for racial discrimination after claims that his colleagues nicknamed him Malcolm X and Frank Bruno. An Employment Tribunal in Birmingham heard that Warren Simpson, 48, had joined the fire brigade in 1985. He claims that in his first week he was labelled “Frank Bruno”. Mr Simpson … Read more

Case Review: Former employee forced to hand over Linkedin password

In the recent case of Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage and Others, the issue of personal and professional use of social media came under the spotlight, and in particular the issue of a Linkedin password. Whereas we have seen a lot of media coverage about the use of Facebook and Twitter, and the inappropriateness or … Read more

Ethnic Minority Doctors in NHS Less Likely to be Promoted

An investigation carried out by the BMJ Careers Journal found that white doctors were three times more likely to be promoted to a senior hospital job than a doctor from an ethnic minority. In response to the figures, the NHS Employers Organisation said that they “added weight to concerns around discrimination”. According to the investigation, … Read more

Case Review: Call Centre worker Wins £13k after sexual harassment

A 21-year-old woman has won nearly £13,000 in damages after she brought a claim for sexual harassment against her former employers. The employment tribunal in Liverpool heard that Elizabeth Cowhig had been bombarded with unwanted sexual harassment by her sales manager. When she refused his advances, she was dismissed. The claimant began work in August … Read more