Lighter Side of the News – French Footballer Sacked for Going on Gameshow Whilst Pulling Sickie

As always, we round off with another calamitous escapade that would make even Frank Spencer cringe. This month’s tabloid tale combines both football and foolishness and comes courtesy of French international footballer, Adil Rami. Mr Rami, recently separated from Pamela Anderson, was part of France’s World Cup winning squad in 2018. In 2019 he appeared […]

By |2019-12-15T13:42:18+00:00September 6th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Doctor Sacked for Refusing to use Transgender Pronouns

Once again we round off this month’s update with a tale of tabloid outrage with an employment law twist. Last month it was being sacked for using an emoji with previous updates covering farting managers and sordid police officers and funeral home workers. This month with Dr David Mackereth, who was training to be a […]

By |2019-12-15T13:47:28+00:00July 26th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Sending Emoji

As usual we end with a tale of far-fetched woe from the depths of the tabloids. This month an employee for a bar in China was told to resign after responding to a request from her boss for documents in a work group chat with the okay thumb and finger emoji. Anyone who is a […]

Lighter Side of the News – The Quorn Identity

This month’s update is rounded off by another tale from the tabloids. This month’s yarn is a bit of a mystery. It involves a rogue Quorn factory employee who had reportedly hidden a chicken nugget in a pack of veggie cocktail sausages to sabotage the brand. An innocent Vegetarian, much to their dismay chowed down […]

By |2019-12-23T17:48:06+00:00April 25th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Farty Pants Sued Down Under

We round off this month’s update with another tale of the unexpected. This month’s tale concerns an Australian employee who sued his employers for, amongst other things, his line manager’s flatulence. David Hingst has sued his employer, Construction Engineering, was forced to leave following a campaign of bullying and harassment. Part of this campaign included […]

By |2019-12-23T18:18:47+00:00March 29th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sordid Funeral Director Sacked

We round off this month’s newsletter with another tale from the tabloids. This month’s plonker medal goes to Christopher Grimes, a funeral home director in the Isle of Wight, who was caught having sex with a colleague in the coffin storeroom. Mr Grimes has since been dismissed and the funeral home in question is now […]

By |2019-12-23T18:34:21+00:00February 28th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Police Hero Sacked for On-Duty Romp

We round off this month’s update with another tale of tabloid scandal. This month’s tale features an explicit content warning. Sergeant Hywel Morgan was dismissed by South Wales Police Force following an on-duty tryst with a council employee. Sgt Morgan had been dubbed a hero for diving into a freezing lake to try and save […]

By |2019-12-23T18:48:02+00:00January 31st, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Art Teacher Sacked for Allowing Pupil’s Topless Photo Shoot

We round off the year with another tale of stupidity and outrage. This month’s wooden spoon goes to Karen Hutchinson, an Art Teacher in Lincoln who allowed two female students to partake in a topless photo session as part of their art project on the female form. Ms Hutchinson gave an 18 year old student […]

By |2019-12-23T19:39:15+00:00December 21st, 2018|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Detective Sacked for Stalking

We round off this month’s update with another tale of buffoonery. This month, we have a tale that gives the term Private Dicks a new meaning. Det Con Jose Lagares of the North Unit in London was dismissed without notice after he pleaded guilty to stalking in the Magistrates Court. Mr Lagares was reported to […]

By |2019-12-23T19:46:43+00:00November 29th, 2018|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Tweeting About Trump and Tommy Robinson

We round off this month’s update with some tabloid takes on employment law. This month we have a doubleheader for you. First up we have Ayub Patel, a Job Centre employee who was dismissed for criticising Donal Trump and Tommy Robinson on Twitter. Mr. Patel had 25 years’ service and a clean disciplinary record at […]

Lighter Side of the News – Traffic Warden Sacked for Bad Parking

Our second tabloid tale is perhaps best described as Schadenfreude of the week. Zoe Brunt, purportedly the UK’s meanest traffic warden, has been dismissed for parking on double yellows. Apparently known to brag about ticketing people, Brunt posted online about the pleasure she took from giving out tickets. This included laughing at a sewerage worker […]

Lighter Side of the News – Flight Attendant Sacked After Boyfriend Proposes Mid-Flight

We round off this month’s update with another tale from the tabloids. Usually, the subjects of these features are here due to their own stupidity. However, this week’s example finds herself here due to her own misfortune. Xiao Jiao, was a flight attendant for China Eastern Airlines and was dismissed after her boyfriend proposed at […]

By |2019-12-24T17:25:52+00:00September 28th, 2018|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of News – British Airways Worker Sacked for Having a Man Bun

As always, we round off the newsletter with another light-hearted tabloid topping tale. Every month we try and bring to you the most ridiculous stories as found in the Sun and/or Daily Mail. This month’s entrant goes to a British Airways employee, Sid Ouared. Sid was dismissed from his job at British Airways, just two […]

By |2019-12-24T15:48:58+00:00August 31st, 2018|Lighter Side of the News, Sexual Discrimination|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Takeaway Driver Sacked For Calling Customer Beautiful

As always, we round off with a tale of foolishness and stupidity. Last month it was a HR Manager who was shot at and an employee who was sacked by AI. This month we have a delivery driver who clearly wasn’t au fait with current social mores. A delivery driver for a kebab house in […]

By |2019-12-23T20:05:54+00:00July 27th, 2018|GDPR, Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments