Case Review: Sex Offender’s mother wins unfair dismissal claim

Teaching Assistant Tracy Hodgkinson brought an unfair dismissal claim against her former employer, a primary school in Ipswich, Suffolk. Mrs Hodgkinson lost her job in January 2012. She felt she had been unfairly dismissed following her decision to keep in touch with her convicted sex-offender son. Mrs Hodgkinson’s son was found guilty of grooming and sexual … Read more

Case Review: Muslim employee who wore headscarf to work “forced to resign”

A luggage retailer based in Piccadilly, Central London, forced a Muslim employee to resign after she wore a headscarf to the store which wanted to retain a “trendy image”. Ms Farrah brought a claim for both unfair dismissal and direct discrimination on grounds of religion against her former employer, Global Luggage Co. The claimant originally … Read more