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hmctsA round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 23 September 2013, including a call-centre worker awarded £13,000 in damages in the Employment Tribunal for sexual harassment, a failed bid by Lord Alan Sugar’s legal team to claim for costs against Stella English and an Employment Tribunal that has rejected an unfair dismissal claim after a £76,000 redundancy payment was paid to an ex-postal worker.

  1. Call centre worker awarded £13k in damages for sexual harassment at Merseyside firm – A young woman who  claimed she was sexually harassed by her boss has won nearly £13,000 in damages from her former employers (The Liverpool Echo)
  2. Apprentice’s Stella English will not have to pay Lord Sugar’s legal fees – Lord Sugar’s bid to recover legal costs from former Apprentice winner Stella English has failed, a tribunal panel has ruled (The Guardian)
  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. Woman faces financial ruin after suing Southend Hospital – A woman who tried to sue Southend Hospital alleging managers bullied her for months after she blew the whistle regarding a colleague is facing financial ruin (The Halsted Gazette)
  5. Shop worker wins holiday pay after dispute – A former shop assistant has been awarded £176 from her former employer following a dispute over holiday pay (The Oxford Mail)
  6. Former chairman Martin Watts taking RCHT to employment tribunal – The former chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) is taking his former employer to an employment tribunal and pushing for reinstatement (This is Cornwall)
  7. 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)
  8. Security guards win £25,000 from employment tribunal – Four Fife security guards have won redundancy payments totalling more than £25,000 for refusing to move to jobs in Dundee (The Courier)
  9. Dumfries and Galloway Council seeks equal pay deal – A council has said it hopes to reach a negotiated settlement after losing a multi-million pound equal pay case (BBC)
  10. Tribunal delivers rejection for unfair dismissal claim after hearing Dudley postie manager got £76k payout – A Dudley-based Royal Mail manager’s claim for unfair dismissal was rejected after a tribunal heard he accepted a £76,000 redundancy payout (Dudley News)

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