Lighter Side of the News – French Employee Wins Right to be Boring

As always we cap off with a case involving the absurd or bizarre. This month we bring news of a French case that has a connection to those of us who decline to attend the Christmas party or other after hours events. In T v Cubik Partners, T was dismissed for being professionally insufficient after [...]

By |2022-12-02T14:00:24+00:00December 2nd, 2022|Discrimination, Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

We end this month’s update with another tale of the absurd. In the case of X v Volkerrail Ltd & Z a women succeeded in a claim of discrimination and was awarded £420,000 at the remedy hearing. X, the Claimant, was employed as a senior manager at Volkerrail, Respondent 1. The Claimant was from a [...]

Lighter Side of The News

Police Officer Sacked For Using Sex Worker the month off on something ridiculous and silly. A quick glance at the tabloids has revealed that PC Kelly Norris of Avon and Somerset Police was dismissed after disclosing he had engaged the services of a sex worker with links to organised crime on more than one occasion. [...]

By |2022-10-07T11:59:08+00:00October 7th, 2022|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

PJHLaw June 2021 Newsletter

Tribunal Finds General Medical Council Liable for Race Discrimination The Reading employment tribunal has found the General Medical Council liable for direct race discrimination. Dr. O Karim is an NHS doctor of African/ European ethnicity. Complaints were made against him in 2013/2014, culminating in a Fitness to Practice Tribunal (FTP) in 2018 (a tribunal that [...]

March 2021 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our monthly newsletter. It’s been an interesting month in employment law, with two decisions from the Supreme Court. The first found that Uber drivers are workers and are therefore entitled to holiday pay and the national minimum wage. The second (covered below) concerns the national minimum wage in the context of [...]

Lighter Side of the News – Co-Op Worker Fired for Shooting TikTok Videos in Work Uniform

For those unable to keep track of whatever app is currently in vogue among the youth, TikTok, a Chinese social media app that allows users to dance along to music, is currently a favourite. Lucy Skinner worked for Co-Op in Cumbria. She is somewhat of a TikTok tycoon, and regularly posts on the app. Apparently, [...]

By |2021-04-09T16:58:23+00:00March 26th, 2021|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Man Mistaken for Manager in Work Group Chat Fires All Employees

And now for the lighter side of the news, which won’t be difficult as this newsletter has been about the Working Time Regs and facemask dismissals. First up, be careful who you invite to your work Whatsapp group. Aaron Ledster, 25, found himself added to a group of people who thought he was their manager. [...]

By |2021-04-09T16:58:47+00:00March 26th, 2021|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

April 2020 Newsletter

Despite April only having 30 days, the seemingly longest month of our lives has ended, which means it is time for our employment law update to round up some of the employment law news of the month. COVID-19 has dominated all news including employment law but will only feature as a segue or McGuffin into [...]

The Lighter Side of The News:

The heading may be a misnomer, may be in this case, perhaps the heavier side may be more appropriate. Yes a court in Malaysia ruled that Malaysia Airlines acted fairly in dismissing a 5 foot 2 stewardess who weighed 9 stone 6lbs, 1lb over Malaysia Airlines prescribed weight limit for female stewards. I know the aisles [...]

By |2020-03-02T13:07:33+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Racist Auto Correct

We round the decade off the same way we finish any update, with a tale of someone being a plonker. Oliver de Planta was a services administrator at Newcastle university. Four days into starting his position he sent an email to a BAME colleague addressing the colleague as Hash Brown. He was ultimately dismissed for [...]

By |2019-12-24T16:51:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Workplace Party

As always we round off our newsletter with a tale of absurdity from tabloids. This month’s story is also a timely reminder that we are fast approaching Christmas party season. Alyn Williams ran a Michelin starred restaurant inside a Mayfair hotel. He had opened the restaurant in 2011 helping it to win a Michelin Star [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:19:15+00:00November 29th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Tile Supplier Sack Employee for Customer Service Row with Amanda Holden

This month there seems to have been an explosion of absurd incidents that have made the tabloids. As such we have four – yes four! – tales of hilarity, stupidity or sheer incredulity for you to end this month’s update. Our first such tale concerns an Appleby Tiles named Jack. Jack entered into a customer […]

By |2019-12-15T13:08:20+00:00October 25th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Sex Toy Prank

Starting as we mean to go on, our next unbelievable story is an Australian case involving a sex toy prank. Tara Odgers was a lorry driver for a mining company subsidiary of BHP. She had recently been the victim of a prank by a colleague who put pizza on the roof of her accommodation. In […]

By |2019-12-15T13:01:38+00:00October 25th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments