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MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment tribunal stories in the news this week, we take a look at ten employment tribunal cases that have made the news between 30 June and 6 July 2014.

  1. Care home firm wrong to sack worker who allowed colleague to fall asleep on night shift – A Crieff care home worker who allowed a colleague to doze off on night shift was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled. It decided management staff of Ashdene Court in Ferntower Road were wrong to have regarded Ewa Horakova’s misconduct as “gross” (The Courier)
  2. Liverpool deputy headteacher unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules – A deputy headteacher was sacked after giving an elderly former pupil a tour of her school building was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal ruled. Julie Sherriff escorted two women, who said they were visiting from America, around Longview Community School in Huyton in September 2012 (The Liverpool Echo)
  3. Black female officer discriminated against by Met Police, employment tribunal finds – The Metropolitan Police discriminated against a black female officer because of her race and sex, an employment tribunal has concluded. Britain’s largest force faces a compensation claim from Carol Howard after a judgment found that she was ”singled out and targeted” for almost a year (The Telegraph)
  4. Provider ordered to pay whistleblower £80k compensation – A whistleblowing nurse has been awarded £80,000 by an employment tribunal that found she was unfairly dismissed after suffering “detriment” for making protected disclosures over patient safety concerns. Elaine Fernandez won the case against Allied Healthcare Group, a provider of nursing services across the UK (HSJ)
  5. Ex-Wrexham choir boss goes to employment tribunal – The director of a church choir who claims she was unfairly sacked will take her case to tribunal later this month. On July 16 an employment tribunal will hear the claim by Jacqui Blore, who was formerly choir director at St Giles’ Church in Wrexham (The News North Wales)
  6. Former Egerton House Hotel boss wins unfair dismissal case – The former owner of a top hotel has won a claim of unfair dismissal against her previous employers. Jan Hampton, picured, owned Egerton House Hotel until it was taken over by the Macdonald Hotels company in 2010 (The Bolton News)
  7. Southampton Solent University settles over pay dispute – Southampton Solent University has settled out of court with a part-time lecturer who brought an employment tribunal case claiming that he was paid a lower rate of pay than full-time colleagues in comparable roles. Jon Sanders, a film-maker and associate lecturer at the institution, said he suffered less favourable treatment as a consequence of his part-time status at the institution (The Times Higher Education Supplement)
  8. Accountant sues over alleged unfair dismissal by Thomas Crosbie Holdings – A number of companies within the former Thomas Crosbie Holdings Group were yesterday put forward as the possible employer of a senior executive who is suing for unfair dismissal. Accountant Kieran Moloney told the Employment Appeals Tribunal he was employed by Post Publications Ltd, publishers of the Sunday Business Post, when it was taken over by Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) in 2002 (The Irish Times)
  9. Nurse ‘haunted’ by patient treatment, employment tribunal hears – A nurse was left “haunted” at the treatment of patients by staff at the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend, an employment tribunal heard. Glenda Rodriquez-Noza broke down in tears as she told how patients were “bullied” at the hospital (BBC)
  10. Louis Vuitton sued over claims that store boss called black people ‘slaves who eat dirt’ – Top fashion house Louis Vuitton is being sued over racism claims after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee: “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was in a stock room packing a pair of shoes for a customer when his manager began the shocking race rant in front of stunned staff (The Mirror)

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