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MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news this week, we take a look at employment law-related stories that have hit the news between 23 September 2013 and 30 September 2013. his includes a sacked city banker who has settled her employment tribunal claim for compensation, a restaurant-owner who has been sentenced under the proceeds of crime legislation and a former RBS banker who is suing his ex-employer for unfair dismissal

  1. Sacked banker agrees settlement – A City banker who was sacked after bosses discovered she was suing her former employer for sex discrimination has reached an out-of-court settlement on confidential terms (Belfast Telegraph)
  2. Restaurant worker scam boss Kwai Fun Li loses £722,956 – A woman who illegally employed six unlawful immigrants at her Chinese restaurants has had £722,956 seized under proceeds of crime legislation (BBC)
  3. Black fire commander ‘was called Frank Bruno by other firefighters and passed over for promotion for seven years’ – A black fire station commander is suing bosses for race discrimination, claiming colleagues nicknamed him ‘Frank’ after the boxer Frank Bruno (The Mail Online)
  4. Labour to launch blacklisting inquiry – Labour has promised to launch a full inquiry into blacklisting in the construction industry if the Coalition government fail to do so (IER)
  5. George Osborne takes EU to court over bank bonus cap – Britain is taking legal action against an EU cap on bankers’ bonuses in an attempt to strike down the measure on the grounds that it hurts financial stability (Financial Times)
  6. First UK Bribery Act defendants appear in court – The first defendants to be charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) under the UK Bribery Act since it was introduced in 2011 appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday (City AM)
  7. Surrogacy mother wins maternity leave ruling in EU court – A British woman who had a child through a surrogate mother was entitled to paid maternity leave, the European Court of Justice has advised, in a legal opinion that could open the doors for other parents in the UK to get the same benefits (The Independent)
  8. Ethnic minority trainee GPs are suffering from racial discrimination – Racial discrimination against ethnic minority GP candidates was uncovered in a study published yesterday by The University of Manchester (Mancunian Matters)
  9. Ex-RBS Trader Fired Over Libor-Rigging Sues for Unfair Dismissal – A former Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc trader sued the lender over his firing for alleged misconduct related to manipulation of benchmark interest rates (Bloomberg)

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