Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

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

MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment tribunal cases in the news this week, we take a look at 10 employment tribunal cases that have made the news between 18 November 2013 and 24 November. his includes an MP who has won the latest round of his legal battle with a former worker, a nurse pursuing their former employer for race discrimination and a former teacher who was won almost £25,000 in her employment tribunal claim

  1. MP wins his case over worker’s dismissal – A man sacked by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell after a confrontation with a colleague has had his case thrown out by the Court of Appeal. The protracted saga began when John Scott was dismissed as a parttime case worker for the Lib Dem MP in June 2009 (The Daily Gazette)
  2. Nurse takes Alexandra Hospital to industrial tribunal for race discrimination – A Redditch nurse alleged she could have been prevented from injury at the town’s Alexandra Hospital if the ward had been more adequately staffed (The Redditch & Alcester Advertiser)
  3. School fights racism allegations – A school in the London Borough of Enfield is fighting allegations that senior management racially discriminated against a staff member. Giving evidence at an employment tribunal in Watford, this morning school electrician Philip Dominique told the court that be believed he had been stopped from carrying out his full professional duties at Broomfield School in Wilmer Way, Arnos Grove, for three months as a result of “institutional racism which is systemic throughout the school” (North London Today)
  4. BBC Arabic tribunal defeat reveals more unrest – More details have emerged about the unrest at BBC Arabic after a broadcast journalist won an employment tribunal against the global news division. Ahmed Elsheikh proved that BBC managers blocked his promotion to senior broadcast journalist last year because of his activities as a father of chapel for the National Union of Journalists (Broadcast Now)
  5. Virgin Media worker sacked for gross misconduct after Christmas party – A works Christmas party ended in complaints, ill feeling and the sack for a woman employee who was accused of harassing and insulting colleagues. One employee complained she was called a “black bitch”, another woman was allegedly called a whore and a male colleague claimed he was sexually harassed (The Birmingham Mail)
  6. Council apologises to husband who was kept under surveillance – A Welsh council that has been criticised for keeping employees under surveillance has apologised to an ex-employee’s husband for keeping him under surveillance too. Kevin Shaw says he was outraged to discover that a firm hired by Caerphilly council to spy on his teacher wife Kim had also followed him (Wales Online)
  7. Former Tote staff could take Betfred to employment tribunal – Workers at the former Tote bookmakers, now owned by Betfred, could take their new employer to an employment tribunal over changes to their terms and conditions. Warrington-based Betfred, which bought the Wigan-based Tote in a deal worth £265m last year, is looking to bring the pay packets of the former Tote staff in line with the rest of the group (The Manchester Evening News)
  8. Factory staff ‘terrified’ of sacked bosses, tribunal told – Nightshift staff ‘lived in terror’ at a chicken factory where three workers were sacked amid claims they took cash bribes for jobs, a Birmingham employment tribunal was told (The Birmingham Mail)
  9. Former fire chief sues brigade for alleged age discrimination after missing out on top jobs as services merged – A former fire chief is taking his old bosses to a tribunal on grounds of alleged age discrimination. David Dalziel, 62, claims he was passed over for the top job at Scotland’s new single fire service because of his age (The Daily Record)
  10. Canterbury College ex-faculty head Helen Topliss wins £24,000 for unfair dismissal after tribunal – Canterbury College has been ordered to pay an ex-employee £24,888 after she won her case for unfair constructive dismissal (Kent Online)


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


    4.79 Average

    339 Reviews

    James B

    Great and prompt service- would recommend and use again!

    Posted 9 hours ago

    Emma L

    Excellent service. From start the team where efficient and helpful, the whole process was made easy on a very stressful and upsetting situation. They worked well to support my situation and negotiate. Would highly recommend. Thank you to Chris, Sacha and the team.

    Posted 10 hours ago

    Brian H

    I must say, not seeing any of you and doing all on-line works very well. Very pleased with the service and would recommend you. Fantastic service. Many thanks Brian Haines

    Posted 11 hours ago

    Sheenu A

    Professionals with excellent quality of work.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Maris T

    I recommend Redman's Solicitors. Chris was very helpful and informative. He provided a speedy and efficient service at a reasonable price.

    Posted 1 week ago


    quick response, friendly staff, my issue was smoothly done. superb

    Posted 2 weeks ago


    Overall I was very satisfied with the service I received. Right from making initial contact to being contacted by Chris Hadrill. He was easy to talk to, friendly and professional and gave sound advice. I would certainly use Redman's again. Thank you for all your help, Chris. I would rate my experience as 5 star.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Jane K

    4 stars for quality of advise. the team are good but it feels rushed sometimes and hard to contact.

    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Arabella B

    I am so grateful to Caroline Lewis at Redmans Solicitor’s for helping me with my Unfair Dismissal Case. I was seriously impressed how easy Redmans made the whole case, and am very happy with my Settlement. I have recommended your firm to at least 5 people in the last 3 months.. Thank you Caroline and everyone at Redmans. You are Brilliant .

    Posted 1 month ago


    Highly professional and efficient service.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Tanya T

    I had the pleasure of Chris and Sacha’s experience with a work matter. They made me feel at ease with the process and explained everything thoroughly. Would happily recommend Redmans especially Chris and use them if needed I’m the future. Thank you!

    Posted 1 month ago


    I used the services of Redmans solicitors and was a quick outstanding service I engaged them in a settlement agreement after been made redundant extremely professional at all that was done and would definetly use them again

    Posted 1 month ago

    Adrian A

    Spot on support, enough to get the matter at hand sorted. No beating around the bush, no nonsense - got the job done and we all moved on.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Mark Q

    Five Stars I was most impressed by the attention, courtesy, speed and above all, professionalism in dealing with my Settlement Agreement. I would certainly have no problem in recommending this firm to anyone in need of their services.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Ade A

    I was surprisingly impressed by how Redmans Solicitors handle my case. From the moment I call them to the absolute end of my case, they always look after my best interest.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Malcolm P

    they were there when others were not

    Posted 1 month ago


    Excellent service all the way through from start to finish. Really great support and guidance from the team, they secured the offer that I wanted. I can't recommend Redmans highly enough and will be sure to use their services again should the need arise.

    Posted 1 month ago


    Efficient and quick service!

    Posted 2 months ago

    Karen B

    Quick response very helpful Issue raised dealt with very quickly

    Posted 2 months ago

    Carmen T

    Redmans give Great service and advice on reading contracts. They can explain all the solicitors jargon into words that you can understand. I received excellent service an I will use them again and again.

    Posted 2 months ago


    Very grateful for Mel’s efforts in handling my case from start to finish which I would have found very stressful without it. She was very professional, friendly and we had a positive outcome. Highly recommend.

    Posted 2 months ago