May 2024 Newsletter

  Happy Friday everyone and thank you for joining us for our monthly newsletter. For those that missed last month's newsletter you can find that here. This month, we are looking at a Tribunal claim for a woman who was dismissed from her position at a rape crisis centre for her gender critical views, the [...]

Lighter Side of the News

Cemetery Workers Play Matchmaker for Lonely Swan To end your week with a bit of positivity, we have a heartwarming story making headlines of the lonely-widowed Swan, Blossom, finding another chance of love after staff at the cemetery created her a dating profile. Previously, Blossom lived with her partner Bud for 5 years on the edge [...]

By |2024-05-03T08:19:47+00:00May 3rd, 2024|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

Personality quizzes have been a thing for a while now and is a method used to evaluate someone’s personality which is usually grouped into: listener, mediator, thinker, defender, campaigner, or energizer. A new Paradox.ai personality test has gone viral recently because of its long and bizarre scenarios it interactively places job candidates in as a [...]

By |2024-03-01T08:54:28+00:00March 1st, 2024|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – When not to Replace a Human Being with AI!

All things new in tech come with their upsides and downsides. Artificial intelligence, the new buzzword to be fitted to every car, gadget, and coffee mug in the not too distant future has been in the news this month for less than ideal reasons. Ashley Beauchamp experienced an interesting interaction with DPD, the parcel delivery [...]

By |2024-01-26T08:59:27+00:00January 26th, 2024|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Newsreader Caught Flipping the Bird

As I am sure you will all of heard about, or possibly watched live, a BBC presenter caught holding up her middle finger to the camera earlier this month. The moment was reported widely as many BBC viewers were greeted to the news by Maryam Moshiri flipping them the bird right before the news started. In the [...]

By |2023-12-22T09:21:23+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Citibank Sacking Over Two Sandwich Expenses Claim!

Citibank was taken to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal after sacking an employee for gross misconduct. The claimant was a financial analyst specialising in financial crime. He’d submitted expenses for a business trip claiming he had eaten two sandwiches, two pasta dishes and drank two coffees. When queried whether he had consumed this all [...]

By |2023-10-27T08:21:10+00:00October 27th, 2023|Gross Misconduct, Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Amazon Prank

A tv show involving creative prankster, Oobah Butler, showed him taking on Amazon by going undercover at one of their warehouses, creating a fake drink that reached one of their best sellers and getting his two-year-old niece to order age verified products using Alexa. Whilst undercover, he discovered poor working conditions that included a lack [...]

By |2023-10-27T08:11:13+00:00October 27th, 2023|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Chilling Atmosphere at Work – Lighter Side of the News

This month we saw Pret-a-Manger fined £800,000 after leaving a cafe worker locked in their walk-in freezer! On 29 July, a member of staff became trapped in a commercial freezer which had a running temperature of 18 degrees below zero, while only dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. After moving around trying to keep warm [...]

By |2023-09-29T08:34:11+00:00September 29th, 2023|Health & Safety, Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

In this month's lighter side of the news we look at a recent claim wherein a male nurse, Mr Marsh, won a sex discrimination claim against the NHS. Being the only male within his health visitor team, he was routinely the butt of jokes by the female staff, including from his boss Ms Sanchez! When [...]

By |2023-08-25T08:44:03+00:00August 25th, 2023|Lighter Side of the News, Sexual Discrimination|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

I bring you tales of a crime most foul. Selling counterfeit goods is taken very seriously by authorities, as it can lead to members of the public with no food or hygiene knowledge producing hazardous materials sold under the guide of a legitimate product. This is not one of those times. Two men were arrested [...]

By |2023-07-28T10:48:53+00:00July 28th, 2023|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

This month an ASDA worker has won a sex discrimination case after a colleague kneed him in the bum! Choon Seng Goh argued that he felt humiliated after an unprovoked kneeing, the second in the assaults he had suffered. Having waved off the first incident of being kicked in the same area as being slightly [...]

Lighter Side of The News

We saw a very strained claim for sexual harassment reach the news this month. Let's say, as an example, you had a boss named Alex Goulandris. At the bottom of a work document, you see the letters 'AJG'. What would you believe those letters to represent? Whatever you are thinking right now - you are [...]

By |2023-06-02T11:32:30+00:00June 2nd, 2023|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – “This is a customer announcement…I just got sacked”

A B&Q worker has been banned from every one of their stores after an expletive ridden outburst over the announcement system just after being dismissed. Recording this interaction on social media, the voice echoing across the store said: ‘this is a customer announcement. I just got sacked and B&Q are c***s. F**k everyone. Have a [...]

By |2023-04-03T13:14:53+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

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 [...]

By |2023-03-10T09:34:15+00:00March 10th, 2023|Discrimination, Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments