We end this newsletter with a recent employment matter that made its way into the news, an NHS Scientist has successfully argued discrimination following her name being changed to ‘PainInArse’ on a work spreadsheet. Along with having the contents of a ‘fluid sample’ thrown at her and her colleagues, this was unsurprisingly not the best working environment!

During the hearing at the Employment Tribunal the colleague responsible had argued that this was an honest mistake as it had been transferred over from her home computer. The fact that it wasn’t changed even following a complaint was enough to show grounds for the claim.