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Employment Tribunal Claims Statistics

On the 1st November 2013 the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published the report of its 2013 study into The Payment of Tribunal Awards.  The study made some fairly startling revelations about the high numbers of people who, having bought successful employment tribunal claims, do not receive the compensation that they are awarded.  It also […]

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Unfair Dismissal Tribunal

Claims for unfair dismissal are amongst the most common brought to employment tribunals.  If you are considering bringing a claim for unfair dismissal to an employment tribunal then you may wish to call our legal helpline on for free, no obligation advice. Is there a Deadline for Presenting an Unfair Dismissal Claim to a Tribunal? […]

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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 […]

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Taking Legal Advice About an Employment Issue

When Should you Take legal Advice about an Employment Issue? Most workers will, at one time or another during the course of their working lives, encounter a problem at work.  Whatever the nature of the problem then there are steps that you can take to try and improve the situation yourself  before taking legal advice […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Survey Reveals Endemic Workplace Sexual Harassment

A new survey on workplace sexual harassment by law firm Slater and Gordon has found that one in six women have had colleagues look down their blouse. Furthermore, almost 50% have received comments about their breasts in the workplace and one in eight have resigned from their jobs due to workplace harassment. Interestingly, the study […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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