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In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made headlines between 19 February and 25 February 2018

  1. Ex-JPMorgan FX Salesman Back in Court Over Unfair Dismissal – A former JPMorgan Chase & Co. currency salesman is fighting his dismissal for a second time after the U.S. bank overturned a verdict in his favor last year, as the fallout from the global foreign-exchange manipulation scandal drags on (Bloomberg)
  2. Journalists left jobless after daily’s closure win £39k payout – Ten journalists who lost their jobs after a regional daily went into administration have won a collective payout worth up to £39,000 following an employment tribunal. The National Union of Journalists has won a claim for members who lost their jobs when the Oldham Evening Chronicle, owned by Hirst, Kidd & Rennie, went bust in September last year with 49 people made redundant (Hold The Front Page)
  3. Disabled shop worker awarded £9K after employer asked her to clock out to use toilet – A disabled shop assistant subjected to disability discrimination over the use of a toilet has been awarded £9,315.07 by an employment tribunal. Miss St Hilaire, who was born with hip defects, was asked to clock out to use a disabled toilet outside the working premises by her employer Home Bargains, Leeds Employment Tribunal heard on 31 January and 1 February 2018 (People Management)
  4. Company fined after worker falls through fragile roof – A construction firm has been prosecuted after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through the fragile roof of a farm building that was due to be demolished (HSE)
  5. Barrister wins employment tribunal against boss after he blasted her tea-making skills as ‘f***ing stupid’ – A barrister won an employment tribunal against her boss after he blasted her tea-making skills as “f***ing stupid” (The Sun)
  6. British employers find pregnancy a “burden” in the workplace – “British employers are living in the dark ages,” the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said. It comes off the back of a 1,106-strong survey of senior decision makers in regards to women in the workplac (Real Business)
  7. Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court – A plumber’s legal battle for working rights will be closely watched by “gig economy” workers when it reaches the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers for six years, began his fight when he wanted to reduce his hours following a heart attack (BBC)
  8. Female police officer, 38, who quit force after being repeatedly groped by sex pest inspector who asked her for ‘alone time’ wins £70,000 payout – A long-serving policewoman who quit the force after being repeatedly groped by a sex pest inspector has won over £70,000 in compensation. Paul Nightingale, 40, has been ordered to pay Lisa Myers £21,960 for sexually harassing her over 12 months when they were working for British Transport Police in Liverpool (The Mail Online)
  9. Recycling company fined after worker injured – A Rochdale recycling company has today been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 March 2016, the Anglo Recycling Ltd worker suffered a compound fracture whilst working on a carpet recycling line, when his arm was drawn into machinery and trapped between a conveyor and roller (HSE)
  10. Dundee United settle case out of court after woman claimed she was sacked due to disability – A former Dundee United receptionist has received an out-of-court settlement from the football club, after claiming she was sacked due to her disability (The Evening Telegraph)

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