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Bar worker fired after exposing 'creepy' boss wins unfair dismissal claim

Bar worker fired after exposing 'creepy' boss wins unfair dismissal claim

In Miss D Trench v Performance Bar Limited Damaris Trench liked and shared comments about how ‘creepy’ owner Himesh Patel allegedly asked a colleague for a ‘threesome’, bought underage girls drinks and tried to kiss ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 5, 2022

Christian factory worker wins religious discrimination claim after being fired for refusing to take off crucifix necklace

Christian factory worker wins religious discrimination claim after being fired for refusing to take off crucifix necklace

In the case of Mr J Kovalkovs v 2 Sisters Food Group Limited Mr Kovalkovs was employed as a quality inspector in a chicken processing factory. Mr Kovalkovs is a Christian who follows the Russian ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 4, 2022

In landmark ruling caretaker successfully claims that 'long COVID is a disability'

In landmark ruling caretaker successfully claims that 'long COVID is a disability'

In the case of Mr T Burke v Turning Point Scotland Mr Burke was employed by Turning Point in the role of caretaker/security in the period from 23 April 2001 until his employment was terminated ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton June 29, 2022

EAT rules that ET should have considered whether an employer’s failure to probe the impact of an employee’s depression and medication rendered the dismissal process unfair

EAT rules that ET should have considered whether an employer’s failure to probe the impact of an employee’s depression and medication rendered the dismissal process unfair

In Daley v Vodafone Automotive Ltd Chris Daley had been working at Vodafone Automotive UK when he got into an argument with a member of the firm’s IT department. The colleague complained that Mr Daley ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton June 14, 2022

More healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes

More healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes

From 1 July 2022 nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists will all be able to legally certify fit notes – something that at present only doctors can do. The change, the most significant since the ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton June 22, 2022

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas has published new guidance on suspension, where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work. The guidance covers suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2018

Casino cashier wins victimisation claim after not being invited on a staff night out

Casino cashier wins victimisation claim after not being invited on a staff night out

In the case of Ms R Leher v Aspers (Stratford City) Limited Ms Leher, who is of mixed-black African heritage, worked as a cashier at Aspers, a ‘super casino’ at Stratford Westfield Centre. It is ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton May 27, 2022

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Article by Viola Lloyd January 17, 2014

Muslim banker unfairly dismissed after sending emails on Christmas Day

Muslim banker unfairly dismissed after sending emails on Christmas Day

In the case of Mr J Choudhury v Gatehouse Bank  Joynal Choudhury, head of real estate at Gatehouse, sued the bank for unfair dismissal after he was made redundant in a company restructuring in August ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton April 7, 2021

Shop worker wins disability discrimination claim after suffering paralysing migraine at work and being told ‘tough’ by boss

Shop worker wins disability discrimination claim after suffering paralysing migraine at work and being told ‘tough’ by boss

In Miss M Doran v Pearl Holdings NW Limited Mary Doran has, since 2003, suffered from intermittent chronic migraines. A letter from her consultant neurologist confirms this diagnosis and how her condition has been gradually ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 1, 2022