Tags: unfair dismissal

Nikki Duncan: Easier to hire or fire?

For the last couple of years the Coalition have been introducing a range of measures designed to allay employer fear about being faced with Tribunal claims. This drive is based on concern that such fear was impeding business growth, with employers too cautious to recruit, and/or to address capability issues in the work force. The…

Two female executives claim they were sacked after rejecting sexual advances

Two female sales executives, Anna Mazover and Diana Nicholl-Pierson have taken their employer, Entico Corporation Ltd, to court after claiming their boss sacked them after they rejected his sexual advances. The pair are seeking £100,000 in compensation for sexual harassment after alleging that the firm’s sales director, Darren Scott, promised them promotion if they slept…

Government plans to make it easier to fire staff

The Conservative Chairman, Grant Shapps, has claimed that employers are forced to come up with “disingenuous” reasons to dismiss staff because UK employment laws are too restrictive and stacked in favour of the employee. Indicating that a Conservative party Government would make it easier for companies to fire underperforming workers, Shapps said: “In the next…

Bus driver awarded nearly £60,000 for unfair dismissal

A London bus driver has been awarded nearly £60,000 after it was judged that he was unfairly dismissed from his job after developing diabetes. David Hoggett worked for Abellio London Limited and claimed sick pay after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was revealed that Mr Hoggett took several months to respond to medication…

Eversheds comment: UK tribunal payment for unfair dismissal

In response to news that UK tribunal payment limits for unfair dismissal will increase, Simon Rice-Birchall, Partner at global law firm, Eversheds, comments: “The limit on the amount of a compensatory award increases in relation to any dismissal which takes effect from today to £74,200 from £72,300. The limit on a week’s pay increases from…

£70,000 compensation awarded for unfair dismissal

A teacher has been awarded £70,000 compensation for being unfairly sacked over allegations including pruning a bush without following performing a risk assessment. Tracey Smith successfully argued that her career had been left in ruins following her unfair dismissal from a secure unit for problem youngsters. The Tribunal was told that she was accused of…

Worker fired for giving extra sprinkles awarded £3,000

A McDonald’s waitress has been awarded £3,000 compensation after claiming she was unfairly dismissed. The former employee was fired for gross misconduct after giving extra chocolate topping to a colleague on a 99p flurry. Sarah Finch, who worked at a branch in West Wales, took McDonalds to an employment tribunal after being dismissed for ‘giving…