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Golf club worker awarded £50,000 at tribunal after a “witch-hunt” against her

A grandmother has received a £50,000 payout after being suspended and then sacked from her position as assistant secretary of Aldeburgh Golf Club in Suffolk. Margaret Chadwick was suspended after mentioning to a lady club captain that members were gossiping about her and the club secretary, Bill Beckett. She also went on to say that…

Equal pay a hot topic as even male workers sue for sex discrimination

The effects of equal pay legislation have recently hit the Higher Education sector, with 23 male workers (caretakers, tradesmen) at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David (Swansea) suing for sex discrimination, claiming they were paid less than women on the same pay grade (secretaries, office workers). The University has conceded the claims, with the…

Equal pay case may cost Britain’s supermarkets millions in wages and back pay

Employment lawyers Leigh Day are representing 400 mainly female workers in an equal pay case against Asda that could end up costing Britain’s supermarkets millions of pounds in in higher wages and back pay. The Asda case revolves around determining if supermarket store jobs, which are mainly held by women, are of equal value to…

Employee wins tribunal over Facebook comments dismissal

A building company driver who was sacked for posting Facebook comments about the firm’s vehicle maintenance failings has won an unfair dismissal claim against his former employers. Niall Kass was working for Perthshire company, Gillies and Mackay Ltd, when the police stopped his vehicle and issued him with a £60 fixed penalty after discovering the…