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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 27 January 2014 and 2 February 2014.

  1. Former fire chief loses age claims at tribunal – The Grampian region’s outspoken former chief fire officer has lost his age discrimination case against the brigade. David Dalziel had claimed he was the victim of constructive dismissal after missing out on a top job with the new single service (The Press and Journal)
  2. Racism row as black staff member ‘overlooked’ for promotion at Bristol’s City Academy – A black member of staff at the Bristol City Academy has had a claim for racial discrimination upheld by an employment tribunal after he was overlooked for promotion in favour of a white person three times in six years (The Bristol Post)
  3. 2 Sisters workers cleared over cash for jobs claims – Three chicken factory workers sacked over claims they took cash bribes for jobs have won tribunal claims for unfair dismissal. Baljit Johal, Mukesh Kumar and Balwinder Jackhu sued 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd after being dismissed over the anonymous allegations, which they always denied (The Birmingham Mail)
  4. Ex-paramedic in line for payour after winning unfair dismissal battle – A former paramedic is set for a big-money payout after winning an unfair dismissal claim against West Midlands Ambulance Service. David Alvas, who worked for the service for 19 years, was fired after being off for a year with back and hip injuries he suffered while performing his duties (The Birmingham Mail)
  5. ‘Sent to Siberia’ Ryanair pilot has claim thrown out – A former Ryanair pilot who claims he was treated unreasonably harshly by the company when it transferred him to Lithuania from his base in the south of France has lost his unfair dismissal claim against the budget airline (Irish Independent)
  6. Abergavenny salesman has tribunal case dismissed – A top salesman from Abergavenny who took the largest employment law advice company in the country to a tribunal has had his case dismissed (The South Wales Argus)
  7. Belfast bus topple driver wins £37,000 for unfair dismissal – A bus driver who crashed and toppled his double decker after blacking out has won his claim for unfair dismissal. The ex-Translink employee was awarded £37,585.50 in compensation after a tribunal concluded his redeployment to a job as a cleaner following the incident amounted to unfair dismissal (The Belfast Telegraph)
  8. South Devon health trust seeks legal advice after nepotism tribunal – A troubled Devon health trust board is seeking legal advice following a tribunal verdict that it failed to properly investigate allegations of nepotism against its chief executive. Peter Hildrew, the chairman of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has already resigned following the ruling by an Exeter Employment Tribunal (The Western Morning News)
  9. BBC Arabic ‘civil war’ runs up £65,000 bill – The BBC has spent more than £65,000 on legal wrangles with staff at BBC Arabic, according to figures seen by Broadcast. The Global News division was hit by 10 employment disputes from nine individuals between 1 April 2010 and 15 July 2013, which resulted in compensation and settlement payments of £48,363. It paid a further £16,727 in barrister fees (Broadcast Now)
  10. Arbroath bingo boss wins jackpot at employment tribunal – An Arbroath bingo hall general manager has won over £44,000 for being unfairly dismissed. Marie Watkins (44), of Commerce Street, had worked for the Gala Coral Group for 20 years and was sacked because she was not thought by the company to be capable of fulfilling new responsibilities (The Courier)

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