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redmans-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law cases in the news we take a look at seven employment law cases that have made headlines between 17 October and 23 October 2016

  1. Recycling firm fined after worker injured in shredder – A Kent based recycling company has been fined after a worker was injured whilst repairing a shredder. Maidstone Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 7 October 2013, a plant mechanic employed by Countrystyle Recycling Limited was in the process of repairing a shredding machine after the metal plate forming the roof of the hammer drum had become detached (HSE)
  2. RAC ordered to pay compensation after unfair dismissal – A 52-year-old executive who dealt with accidents has been told he is entitled to £1,425 compensation from the RAC at Walsall after being unfairly dismissed. Mr Jim Monteith, who had been head of accidental management at one stage, claimed at a Birmingham Employment Tribunal that he had been the victim of a sham redundancy move by the RAC (Walsall Advertiser)
  3. Reading council faces equal pay challenge – The only local authority in England and Wales (Reading Council) never to settle an equal pay claim – faces a court challenge from more than 60 women who say they are owed over £1.5m because they were paid less than their male colleagues (Public Finance)
  4. Lloyds Regulatory Official Sues Bank Over Whistle-Blowing Claims – A one-time regulatory official at Lloyds Banking Group Plc sued the lender over claims he was pushed out for blowing the whistle on corporate misconduct and suffered sex and disability discrimination (Bloomberg)
  5. Testing Services firm fined over worker’s CO death – A Nottingham based company has been fined after a worker died from carbon monoxide poisoning while using an accommodation unit. Southwark Crown Court heard that the father of three from Nottingham was carrying out pile testing for Non Destructive Testing Services Limited at a construction site in Brixton, London on 29 May 2012 (HSE)
  6. Women’s Refuge worker awarded £33,000 after claiming she was ‘victim of witch hunt’ – A deputy manager at Jersey’s Women’s Refuge who claimed she was the victim of a ‘witch hunt’ has been awarded more than £30,000 in compensation after an employment tribunal found that she had been unfairly dismissed (The Jersey Evening Post)
  7. Worker succeeds in employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination – A disabled man was unfairly sacked from his £100,000-a-year job after being diagnosed with devastating multiple sclerosis (MS). Andy Davies, 51, from Woolton, was cruelly dismissed just days before Christmas as he came to terms with his disability (The Liverpool Echo)

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