Employment Tribunal win and compensation set for sacked Gran

  60-year-old Gran sacked by bosses because she had breast cancer set for employment tribunal win A 60-year-old Gran is set for a £100,000 compensation payout after taking her old bosses to an employment tribunal after she was sacked from her job after 21 years because she had cancer. Valerie Axon, who has worked for […]

‘You look right for the job’: Bosses admit employing beautiful people

Competence has nothing to do with it as managers look for office mates Bosses responsible for recruiting their own staff do so according to their own prejudices rather than looking out for the person most suited for the job, it appears. That’s the finding of a national business law consultancy, which found bosses admitting – […]

Fine for Muller UK over health and safety failings

Health and safety breaches led to worker’s roof fall and a £400k fine for the company The dairy manufacturing company Muller UK and Ireland Group LLP, have been fined £400,000 at Manchester Crown Court over health and safety failings, after a worker fell 15ft through a fragile roof panel. An investigation into the fall was […]

Employment tribunal win for Thomas Cook pilot

Pilot takes employers to employment tribunal after dismissal threat for refusing to fly whilst fatigued A Thomas Cook airline captain who took his employers to an employment tribunal, has won his case and accepted an apology from the company. Captain Mike Simkins, who’s from the UK, was suspended for six months by Thomas Cook Airlines […]

Health and Safety investigation following tunnel flood at Boulby potash mine

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were informed about the incident which took place last week and are now investigating   A tunnel flood at the Boulby’s potash mine has led to a health and safety investigation. The incident happened last Wednesday, December 21, during the early hours in the mine’s ‘tailings tunnel’. ICL UK […]

Employment tribunal victory for beauty therapist struggling with childcare arrangements

The woman took her former employees to an employment tribunal over unfair dismissal and sex discrimination   A former employee at a fitness centre in Carlise, who took her old firm to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal following changes made to flexible working hours, has won her case and been awarded over £18,000. The […]

Lollipop lady told to stop high-fiving children over health and safety concerns

Parents left furious over health and safety ban stopping Sheila the lollipop lady from high-fiving the kids A lollipop lady in South Wales has been banned from high-fiving the children over health and safety fears. Sheila Allen, aged 58, who’s an award winning lollipop lady, has been told that she can no longer high-five the […]

Sacked for not bowing to boss, hears employment tribunal

Financial manager takes former employers to employment tribunal over the claims A former financial manager of a company in the UK has taken her old firm to court over claims she was sacked from her position after refusing to bow to her boss. Misook McDonald, aged 43, who worked for the Korean firm Dongbu Daewoo […]

Couple’s doormat confiscated over ‘health and safety’ concerns

They’ve been asked to pay £40 by the council to get their ‘health and safety hazard’ back A young couple have had their doormat taken off them by the council, who claimed that it was a health and safety risk – they now have to pay £40 to get it back. They arrived back at […]

Cancer patient takes former employers to employment tribunal

Being sacked from his job led cancer patient to employment tribunal over unfair dismissal   Research carried out by the UK charity Macmillan has found that nearly one-fifth (18%) of those with a diagnosis of cancer face discrimination from their employers and colleagues when they go back to work. A total of 1,009 cancer patients […]

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