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 tribunal cases in the news, we look at ten employment tribunal cases that have made the news between 22 September and 28 September 2014.

  1. North East NHS worker refused maternity leave after surrogate birth – A woman who had her baby using a surrogate mother has lost a European Court of Justice battle to be granted maternity leave. The North East woman was refused paid time off after her baby was born through a surrogacy arrangement – even though she was breastfeeding the newborn child within an hour of its birth (The Chronicle Live)
  2. West London Mental Health boss said whistleblower ‘reminded him of his first wife’, employment tribunal told – A NHS whistleblower raising fears over two patient deaths in a secure unit for female criminals secretly taped the chief executive of Broadmoor Hospital describing her as a “disturbed woman” who reminded him of his first wife, an employment tribunal has heard (Get West London)
  3. Black worker at Brent Council discriminated against because of her race,employment  tribunal finds – A black worker was racially discriminated against by Brent Council, an employment tribunal has found. The authority’s former head of learning and development Rosemary Clarke claimed that she was forced to leave her job because of differences between herself and her line manager Cara Davani (Get West London)
  4. Paralysed ex-soldier from Clifton claims dismissal unfair – A former soldier left paralysed down one side after suffering two strokes claims he was unfairly dismissed from his job managing maintenance at a British military base. Roy Lowe, of Clifton, was sent to work as deputy manager of a base in the Falklands at the end of the war with Argentina, and moved there with his wife and daughter (Nottingham Post)
  5. Sacked prison officer brings unfair dismissal claim to tribunal – A sacked Redditch prison officer who was injured in a car crash has made legal claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination against her former employers after complaining not enough was done to help her (Bromsgrove Advertiser)
  6. Former Penarth Leisure Centre employee wins £5,000 in compensation after ‘personal witch hunt’ – A former employee of Penarth Leisure Centre who claimed he was the victim of a “personal witch hunt” has been awarded £5,000 in compensation. Nabeel Rahman, who was represented by his friend and former colleague Scott Roberts in an employment tribunal that first started in February 2013, had two complaints of victimisation upheld and was awarded compensation for injury to feelings of £5,000, as well as interest of £66.92, at an employment tribunal in June this year (Penarth Times)
  7. Council boss named in discrimination claim – One of the most prominent figures on the local government legal scene has been named in an employment tribunal finding that Essex County Council unfairly dismissed an in-house solicitor because of racial discrimination. The tribunal, sitting in Colchester, heard that Philip Thomson, director of Essex Legal Services (ELS) and president of Lawyers in Local Government, made ‘inappropriate references to Hitler’ in the hearing of Evelyne Jarrett, the most senior black manager at Essex Legal Services. Members of staff, including Thomson, were also given ‘inappropriate nicknames’ (The Law Society Gazette)
  8. I had to knee bank boss in the groin to stop him ravishing me in a lift: Two female employees subjected to sexual harassment and bullying by managers and clients, employment tribunal hears – Two female bank employees were subjected to years of sexual harassment and bullying by managers and clients, a tribunal heard. Maria Rayworth and Deena Rosario Al Bazi claim they were subjected to lewd behaviour by customers and were not backed up by bosses at the Arab National Bank in London (The Mail Online)
  9. Treasury ordered to pay £142,000 to ‘whistleblower’ former civil servant – The Treasury has been ordered to pay £142,000 to a former senior civil servant after refusing to carry out a previous tribunal’s ruling that he should be found another job. David Owen, the department’s former head of national insurance policy, was awarded the money this week after the Treasury declined to re-employ him. He was forced to leave his job after accusing colleagues of trying to secretly kill off a proposal by David Gauke, a Treasury minister (The Guardian)
  10. NHS whistleblower accuses health trust bosses of bullying – A NHS whistleblower at England’s biggest mental health trust told an employment tribunal how she was targeted by bosses after raising concerns of a culture of poor practice. Psychologist Dr Hayley Dare allegedly received a threatening letter warning her “you cannot beat us” (BBC)

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

    Testimonials

    4.79 Average

    275 Reviews

    Robert

    Excellent service, very professional. would definitely use again.

    Posted 21 hours ago

    Mary B

    I was very happy with the work Chris did for me. I believe with his help I secured a more favourable outcome both financially and in terms of clauses contained in the legal agreement I ultimately signed. I had utmost trust and confidence in the advice Chris provided throughout. Chris kept me informed at every stage and I found him very efficient at bringing matters to a conclusion without unnecessary delay.

    Posted 2 days ago

    Mark M

    I found Redmans very easy to work with. Mel was very responsive, her advice led to an improved settlement. . Recommended.!

    Posted 5 days ago

    Anonymous

    Fantastic service. I would recommend Redmans to anyone who needed a Solicitor. The communication was second to none and consistent clear guidance was given.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Everyone I dealt with at Redmans were professional, empathetic & always responded promptly and helped make the transition as smooth & efficient as possible for me. If you need legal advice, don’t hesitate & contact the team.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Sacha was incredibly helpful and professional. Timely and accurate advice at a time I most needed it. I was extremely impressed and grateful.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Sue W

    The people at Redmans talk to you with respect and make you feel like they take your situation personal. They clearly care and are extremely professional. I have recommended Redmans to many people.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    Redmans Solicitors were consistently prompt, efficient and professional from the start of my reaching out to them for support in relation to contentious negotiations of an employment matter that continued for almost two months resulting in a positive settlement agreement. Chris Hadrill was diligent, thorough, empathetic and objective in his advice and guidance, showing deep and broad knowledge of the law and legal processes plus extensive practical experience in handling complex matters, resulting in clear and pragmatic advice in ambiguous circumstances that resulted in a very good outcome. I fully recommend Chris Hadrill and Redmans Solicitors! I have made this review anonymous purely because of the confidentiality obligations in the settlement agreement concluded.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Michelle W

    Redmans solicitors provided legal support and advice for a settlement agreement. Excellent customer service, very professional. The senior associate solicitor kept me updated throughout the process, showed empathy and the agreement was signed-off / completed within the agreed timeline.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Mark W

    Redmans Solicitors were extremely professional and helpful! Chris Hadrill handled my case and was an amazing help! His guidance, advice and understanding to my redundancy settlement were always clear, concise and very helpful and I am very grateful to him, and glad I found Redmans to help with my settlement. I highly recommend them!

    Posted 1 month ago

    Alison M

    Very happy with the advice I received

    Posted 2 months ago

    Margaret A

    I found everything about the company to be extremely professional and efficient. During my initial contact with Chris, he listened well and was reassuring, so I felt confident that my case would be well handled. Caroline was excellent at explaining all the legal points and answering my questions, as well as being very supportive and understanding throughout the process. I would definitely recommend this company.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Sanja K

    Very efficient and professional service.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

    I found the advice I was given by Redmans Solicitors to be clear and useful and found the solicitor on my case to be both knowledgeable and approachable.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Karen T

    Great service. Thank you.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent service from Chris & Mel Chin. The best outcome was achieved from the redundancy process. They were extremely thorough, listened carefully and acted swiftly on my behalf. I highly recommend Redmans Solicitors

    Posted 2 months ago

    Shanine M

    Excellent service, thank you so much!

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

    I found Caroline and Chris very Helpful and provided excellent service. Caroline especially provided great legal advice and made me feel at ease with the whole process. I would highly recommend them. Thank you!

    Posted 2 months ago

    Gayle B

    Excellent company very professional would definitely recommend

    Posted 2 months ago

    Alex K

    Redmans provided an excellent service, timely and effective. Will definitely recommend.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

    Great job done on my employment law

    Posted 2 months ago