Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on Employment Tribunal cases in the news this week, we take a look at ten employment tribunal cases that have made the news between 2 June 2014 and 8 June 2014.

  1. Former Studley teacher wins unfair dismissal claim – A former Studley school teacher who alleged that a woman colleague placed her leg over his in the staff room has won a legal claim for unfair dismissal. But Birmingham Employment Tribunal rejected the other legal claims from Clive Burbage for disability discrimination, unpaid wages and detriment (Redditch & Alcester Advertiser)
  2. Love rat caught ‘having sex with female colleague’ after pregnant girlfriend bugged computer – A pregnant boss unmasked her boyfriend as a love-rat by bugging his office computer, a tribunal has heard. The Sunday People reports a tape caught him ­having sex at work with a female colleague. But the mum-to-be was the girl’s line manager at the medical supply firm where the three of them were part of a 44-strong workforce (The Irish Mirror)
  3. Muslim boss who racially abused Sikh employee is told to pay him £18k – An Indian Sikh who was degraded and racially abused by his Muslim boss and colleagues has been awarded £18,000 at an employment tribunal. Paramjit Singh, a forecourt cleaner at a garage in Greenock, was called a “lazy low-caste Sikh” and forced to repeatedly carry out demeaning tasks (Herald Scotland)
  4. City broker who refused ‘to run across trading floor while people threw water at him as colleagues chanted “only real men run”‘ sues for unfair dismissal – A London trader who refused to take part in his company initiation ceremony of running across the office while colleagues doused him in water is suing his former firm for unfair dismissal. Robert Bou-Simon, a broker at BGC Partners, told an employment tribunal he was the victim of a campaign of abuse after he declined to participate in ‘the run’ after his first trade at the firm’s London office (The Daily Mail)
  5. Sacked doctor hopes to win at least £6.5m in damages from Coventry NHS – Unfairly sacked doctor Raj Mattu says he hopes to win at least £6.5million in damages. If successful, his claim would be the biggest ever compensation for a dismissal for a doctor in the UK (The Coventry Telegraph)
  6. Former staff at Swaythling Transit plant in Southampton in legal battle with Ford over payouts – Motor giant Ford is embroiled in a legal battle with more than 150 former workers from its closed Southampton plant, the Daily Echo can reveal. This may be the largest group action brought to date for age discrimination in the private sector, and it is continuing to grow, says the legal firm representing the factory’s ex-employees (The Daily Echo)
  7. Sainsbury’s manager fired for ‘trying to rig internal survey’ sues for £139,000 – A Sainsbury’s manager is suing the supermarket for up to £139,000 for wrongful dismissal, lost salary, benefits and lapsed shares after he was sacked for allegedly trying to rig an internal feedback survey. Colin Adesokan, 47, was fired from his London regional manager’s job in October after a whistleblower sent an email to chief executive Justin King (The Evening Standard)
  8. Sacked lecturer launched ‘personal vendetta’ against university staff, tribunal finds – A sacked academic who flooded his former employers with freedom of information requests was waging a “personal vendetta” against university staff, a tribunal has found. Dr Gary Duke was fired from his part-time lecturing role at Salford University in 2009 after he made accusations of improper conduct against other staff members in his satirical newsletter (The Manchester Evening News)
  9. Top surgeon sacked after allegedly harassing two female trainee doctors, tribunal hears – A top surgeon was sacked by an NHS trust after he allegedly told two female trainee doctors they would receive unfavourable write-ups in their progress reports unless they agreed to his lewd demands, a tribunal judge heard (The Telegraph)
  10. Gay terror policeman claims he was forced to quit after being told bosses monitor sex app Grindr and officers taunted him saying he should ‘become a hairdresser’ – A gay policeman who claims he was forced to quit after being taunted by fellow officers is suing Metropolitan Police for race and homophobic discrimination. Special Branch detective Kevin Maxwell, who won a previous discrimination case against the force, claims he was driven to resign after officers taunted him by saying he should become ‘a hairdresser or cabin crew’ (The Daily Mail)

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

Your name

Your email

Your telephone number

Contact us

Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

T: 020 3397 3603
E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
W: www.redmans.co.uk

Testimonials

4.68 Average

69 Reviews

Anonymous

The guidance and assistance I recently received when using Redman's was fantastic. Caroline & Chris were both very informative and understanding walking me through each step. Thank you.

Posted 1 day ago

Nicola W

Fantastic service, very quick and efficient. Thank you

Posted 1 day ago

Anonymous

Excellent professional service.

Posted 2 days ago

Anonymous

As with All solicitors advice without consequence but understood and communicated my legal position

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Prompt, professional and excellent service.

Posted 1 week ago

Dominic C

Excellent service, prompt and helpful

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

I found Redman’s to be very efficient and got me the best deal available in the short time scale that was available.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Victor L

Very professional. Provided excellent advice on my Settlement agreement.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Professional from start to finish.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Oliver W

Excellent service provided by Redmans, will certainly consider using again.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Melanie H

Very professional and extremely personable service. Thank you very much.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

I found Chris to be very approachable and easy to speak with about complex matters. He took action quickly and his updates to me, as his client, were prompt. I would recommend Chris and the team at Redmans without hesitation.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Good advice

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Overall happy with the service provided by Chris and Rana.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Chris and Rana provide a great service, very informed, diligent and care about your result, would recommend Redmans

Posted 1 month ago

David W

A speedy efficient friendly service, I would definitely recommend Redmans Solicitors for processing Settlement Agreements.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Both Rana and Chris were fantastic. From the first phone call I was confident my matter was in good hands. I was not disappointed. I would highly recommend Redmans. Thank you again for all of your support and advice.

Posted 1 month ago

Federico S

Great advices and communication. Through Redmana I obtained match more than what I thought. Highly recommended

Posted 1 month ago

Tom G

A good and efficient service with the required legal advice provided for a settlement agreement.

Posted 1 month ago

Francis T

The solicitor I used was Chris Hadrill, who I found extremely professional and I felt that he made me feel at ease, considering the subject matter he was assisting me with.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Chris provided excellent assistance with the negotiation of my settlement agreement. From start to finish, I was consitently updated and advised on the best course of action to take. I would highly recommend Chris and Redmans Solicitors.

Posted 1 month ago