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MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment tribunal cases in the news this week we take a look at six employment tribunal cases that have made the news between 6 January 2014 and 12 January 2014. This includes a sacked joiner who has won his Court of Session appeal, a partially-blind health worker who has won his unfair dismissal claim, and a Dundee bus driver that has won his claim for unfair dismissal for £16,700

  1. Sacked joiner’s lawyer says city council’s appeals could cost taxpayers over £100,000 – Dundee City Council has been severely criticised for wasting taxpayers’ money after the Court of Session ruled it must pay appeal expenses in the case of a man who was ruled to have been unfairly dismissed by the council (The Courier)
  2. Partially-blind health worker claims unfair dismissal – A partially-blind former health worker claimed he was sacked after raising safety concerns over an NHS trust’s decontamination unit. Ex-clinical support worker Alan Chalk alleged he was unfairly dismissed by the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after suggesting fumes from the unit caused eye irritation and skin problems (Birmingham Mail)
  3. Important victory in campaign for sacked Jarvis workers – Rail Union RMT has recorded an important milestone victory on behalf of workers sacked after the collapse of rail infra-structure company Jarvis, formally headed up by top Tory Steven Norris (RMT)
  4. TV presenter wins payout after being sacked for giving the finger to colleagues who called her ‘whore’ – A TV shopping channel host sacked for giving the finger on air to studio staff who called her a “big whore” through an earpiece has won £3,250. Charlie Vernon, 28, was presenting the show Jewellery Maker on Gems TV when she reacted to remarks allegedly made by colleagues. She was axed after a viewer complained her daughter aged 12 had seen the rude gesture (The Daily Record)
  5. Former Fife labourer’s unfair dismissal claim rejected – An ex-joinery labourer lost his claim of unfair dismissal when an employment tribunal ruled his employers had not breached his contract of employment (The Courier)
  6. Dundee bus crash driver wins £16,700 claim for unfair dismissal – A former bus driver who crashed into a parked car in the city centre says he feels vindicated after an employment tribunal ruled he was unfairly dismissed by National Express Dundee (The Courier)


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