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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 ten employment tribunal cases that have made the news between 28 April and 4 May 2014

  1. Polish woman accuses farm firm of racial discrimination – A Polish former produce production worker who lives in Redditch has accused a Worcestershire farm firm of race discrimination after alleging she was harassed and sworn and shouted at because of her nationality (The Redditch & Alcester Advertiser)
  2. Police officer forced to retire wins disability discrimination case – A police officer who was forced to retire following an injury has won £230,215 in compensation. Mr Horler, who worked for the South Wales Police Service, brought a disability discrimination claim against his employer after it failed to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate his condition (Personnel Today)
  3. Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital RAF nurse wins £560,000 in sex discrimination case – An RAF nurse who treated wounded soldiers at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been awarded £560,000 after suing the Ministry of Defence for sex discrimination. Group Captain Wendy Williams, 54, took the MoD to an employment tribunal after accusing the air force of favouring men instead of women for promotion (The Birmingham Mail)
  4. Former Irish police chief called as witness at Gemma O’Doherty tribunal – In September last year I wrote about the disturbing case of investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty, who was fired from the Irish Independent in strange circumstances (The Guardian)
  5. Council is ‘stalling’ on equal pay settlements – Birmingham City Council has been accused of stalling after it emerged that thousands of former and current staff could be waiting until November 2015 for equal pay settlements (The Birmingham Post)
  6. Bristol school must pay £14,000 compensation for race discrimination – A school has been ordered to pay £14,000 compensation for its “subtle, insidious and far-reaching” racial discrimination against a black employee. An employment tribunal heard David McLeod was repeatedly overlooked for promotions in favour of white members of staff at The City Academy in Redfield (The Bristol Post)
  7. CAB case is dismissed – A court has dismissed an appeal against the findings of a tribunal made by a former employee against the Banbridge Citizens Advice Bureau. Paul Keogh made a number claims before an industrial tribunal, including unfair dismissal and sex discrimination against Banbridge and District Citizens Advice Bureau (The Bandbridge Leader)
  8. “Firm did not help me,” disabled woman tells employment tribunal – A Redditch former administration employee has been told she can go ahead with claims for constructive unfair dismissal and disability discrimination against a housing association after suffering from a stomach disorder (The Redditch & Alcester Advertiser)
  9. Sexual discrimination allegations against Hardwick restaurant staff dismissed – A teenager employed as a trainee at celebrity chef Stephen Terry’s prestigious Hardwick restaurant was not the victim of sexual discrimination, a tribunal has ruled. Chloe Maisey, 19, from Pontyclun, made a total of 21 allegations as part of a sexual discrimination case against the restaurant, where she was employed as a trainee pastry chef for three months, before resigning last August (Wales Online)
  10. Bridgnorth classic car firm fights unfair dismissal claim – An award-winning Bridgnorth classic car restoration firm has opposed a legal claim for unfair dismissal by its Jaguar parts manager who was sacked after being accused of offering a personal contract to a contact over a car panel (The Shropshire Star)

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