Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

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

redmans-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law cases in the news, we take a look at ten employment law cases that have made headlines between 3 August and 9 August 2015

  1. Former Cambridge firefighter wins £10,000 in compensation after three-day legal battle – A former Cambridge firefighter will be paid £10,000 in compensation after winning a legal battle with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS). The money will go to its ex-employee Kerry Baigent, a former Cambridgeshire representative for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), after she won an employment tribunal for ‘constructive unfair dismissal’ (The Cambridge News)
  2. Court rules Tata Consultancy Services did not discriminate against UK man – After a year of legal wranglings, a UK tribunal has ruled that Indian IT service provider TCS did not discriminate against a UK man seeking employment with it A court has ruled that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) did not indirectly discriminate against a UK man seeking employment with the company because he was a UK citizen (Computer Weekly)
  3. Canal worker sacked after drinking boast has unfair dismissal victory overturned – A canal worker who was sacked after he claimed on social media he was drinking while on standby for flood alert has had his unfair dismissal case victory overturned on appeal. David Smith insisted the Facebook posts were “banter” and a “joke”, but Scottish Canals dismissed him after taking the view that he had been consuming alcohol (Herald Scotland)
  4. Fired HSBC Executive Sues for $23 Million Amid Racism Claims – HSBC Holdings Plc was sued by a manager who said he was underpaid and ultimately dismissed because senior staff had a problem with the fact he was Turkish and a Muslim. Habib Kaya Biber, the former co-head of the bank’s industrials unit, was treated with “utter disrespect” after 10 years at the bank, his lawyers said in documents filed at a London employment tribunal Tuesday. He is seeking 15 million pounds ($23 million), HSBC said in its own filing (Bloomberg)
  5. Deaf firearms officer left ‘bewildered’ by redeployment calls for alternative hearing test – A partially-deaf Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) is suing Surrey and Sussex Police, claiming he’s the victim of disability discrimination while working for both forces after being stripped of his title. Bruce Shields lost his position because he was deaf and may have been unable to distinguish between “shoot” and “don’t shoot”, Reading Employment Tribunal was told (Police Professional)
  6. Social worker wrongly blamed for man’s death wins claim for unfair dismissal from Oldham Council – A social worker who was wrongly blamed for the death of a man in his care has won a claim for unfair dismissal. Graham Hennis was fired after being accused by Oldham council of neglecting the man before he fell from a bridge in 2013, but has now been vindicated (The Manchester Evening News)
  7. Union files pay claim to Sports Direct over zero hours contracts – Unions representing staff at Sports Direct’s main warehouse in Shirebrook have filed a pay claim asking the retailer to move thousands of zero-hours workers on to permanent contracts. Unite, which represents just a handful of permanent staff at the site in Derbyshire despite having had a union recognition agreement in place for many years, said Sports Direct should pay staff the living wage of £7.85 an hour (The Guardian)
  8. Business partners fined following worker injured in explosion – Yorkshire business partners are fined after worker is blinded in explosion.  Northallerton Magistrates, 4 August, heard how the explosion at Mason Engineering on 18 November 2013 happened as they were transferring oxygen between pressurised cylinders. The partners had rigged up a make-shift hose fitting that was not designed for the high risk procedure. Debris built up in the end of the hose, causing it to overheat and ignite in the oxygen (HSE)
  9. Female police officers’ dropped claims they were harassed by male colleagues cost £63,000 – Allegations that women police officers were victimised by male colleagues in a police dog unit, which were later dropped, cost the force more than £63,000. Three female officers took the constabulary to an employment tribunal, but dropped their accusations three days into a six-week hearing (The Bristol Post)
  10. Age discrimination: police officers to appeal against EAT decision on A19 retirement – An appeal has been lodged against the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that requiring police officers to retire after 30 years’ service to cut costs was not age discrimination. The EAT judgment in this case, which has wide implications for all police forces in England and Wales, was delivered on 8 July 2015

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 first name (required)

Your last name (required)

Your email (required)

Your telephone number (required)

Brief details of your enquiry

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

4.76 Average

197 Reviews

Rosa B

Fabulous service all round.

Posted 5 days ago

Anonymous

Redmans were quick to respond to my enquiry and dealt with my case professionally and personably. I received sound advice and was put at ease by Chris Hadrill, Partner.

Posted 5 days ago

Alkhas K

Excellent service.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Mathias G

Contacted them regarding my end of employment agreement. Chris Hadrill dealt with it and was done and handed back to employer same day more than happy with there service.

Posted 1 month ago

Mark W

Most professional from start to finish offering very a personal service. Most impressive and quick when dealing with the matters in hand.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Posted 2 months ago

submit

I am very glad I came across Redmans Solicitors. Fantastic service!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Fantastic communication, always happy to answer queries, highly recommended.

Posted 2 months ago

Wavenie B

They were very straight to the point, friendly and understanding people. I felt they had my best interest. They were easy to get hold of, replies were almost instant. 5/5 for customer service

Posted 2 months ago

Christina P

Caroline was fantastic to work with - extremely knowledgeable, supportive, thorough and honest. I definitely recommend Redmans!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very well done and fast support. Professional and reliable. Highly recommended!

Posted 2 months ago

Helene L

They were very knowledgable in the respected area in terms of change in law/regulations that is crucial for the clients who are seeking for legal arvice.

Posted 2 months ago

Sara R

Very helpful and wonderful advice

Posted 2 months ago

Marie D

very good service all digitalised

Posted 2 months ago

Philip H

Chris Hadrill handled my case with great accuracy and efficiency. Basically made it feel like a process without hassle. Doesn't try to expand the case just for greater fees. I value his professional advice highly.

Posted 2 months ago

Michael W

Professional, responsive and supportive - excellent service!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

I was really happy with the service provided. I had to chase a couple of time but despite that, my matter was dealt with in a timely manor. I would use again in the future

Posted 2 months ago

Lee M

Superb service and always available

Posted 2 months ago

Jonathan S

I was very grateful for the support I received from Redmans during a very difficult period. Rana Tandon really got under the skin of my issue and understood what was important to me, steering me carefully and sensibly to an outcome I was very happy with. I would recommend Redmans to anyone else without any reservations whatsoever.

Posted 2 months ago

Mohamed A

Super helpful and efficient, trustworthy service

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

efficient, responsive and effective

Posted 2 months ago