- Company fined after worker fatally crushed by fork lift truck – Lincolnshire based firm Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited has been fined after a worker died when the fork lift truck he was driving overturned at the company base in Grantham (HSE)
- Barclays whistleblowing chief to quit after agreeing to settlement – Barclays’ head of whistleblowing plans to leave the bank, having agreed to a settlement and withdrawn an employment tribunal case only months after regulators launched an investigation into his chief executive’s handling of a whistleblowing matter (The Financial Times)
- HMRC wins national minimum wage penalty cap case – An employment tribunal has found that HMRC was entitled to issue multiple penalty notices – and therefore multiple penalty fines – in the case of underpayments to 2,000 workers supplied by recruitment firm Best Connection Group (BCG) to Sports Direct (CIPD)
- Almost 50 equal pay claims still to be settled by SBC – Scottish Borders Council has still to settle 46 outstanding claims over equal pay – almost a decade after the Single Status Agreement was implemented in the region (Peeblesshire News)
- Bradford College criticised for treatment of black teacher at pupil referral unit who complained of racial abuse from pupils – A judge has criticised Bradford College over the alleged way it treated a black teacher after he complained of being racially abused by pupils (The Telegraph and Argus)
- Disabled oil worker fired ‘after decade of bullying’ – The chief executive of a Kuwaiti oil company ordered the sacking of a disabled employee in a wheelchair because he did not fit the right image for the firm, a tribunal has heard (The Metro)
- Libor rates ‘still open to rigging’ claims whistleblower – Libor is “more open to manipulation” than ever before despite wholesale reform of how the benchmark rate is calculated, a whistleblower claims (The Times)
- Music teacher loses unfair dismissal case against Wyke College – A former director of music at Hull’s Wyke College who suffered from depression has lost a legal case after complaining her ex-bosses did not do enough to help her cope (The Hull Daily Mail)
- Paramedic sacked over inappropriate relationship with vulnerable patient who had suicidal thoughts – A paramedic was sacked over an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable patient with had suicidal thoughts who he had “pressurised and attempted to manipulate” (Cornwall Live)
- Winkworth employee wins employment tribunal on age discrimination grounds – A woman who was told she might be “better suited to a traditional estate agency” was discriminated against because of her age, a tribunal has ruled. Carolina Gomes worked as branch administrator for a Winkworth franchise (The Property Industry Eye)
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