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Isle of Man medical director faced ‘disgraceful’ bullying, tribunal finds

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The chief minister of the Isle of Man has expressed his “deep discomfort” after a tribunal found that the island’s medical director had been forced out of her job and suffered “disgraceful” bullying for whistleblowing...

Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules

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Calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal has ruled. Hair loss is much more prevalent among men than women so using it to describe someone is a form of discrimination, a judge has concluded. Co...

Barrister was discriminated against for gender-critical views, tribunal hears

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A barrister was unlawfully discriminated against by her chambers, which, encouraged by Stonewall, wrongly treated her gender-critical views as transphobic and bigoted, an employment tribunal has been told. Allison Bai...

Flapjacks are too chewy to be taxed as cakes, tribunal rules

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A range of flapjacks have been found to be sweets rather than cakes and therefore subject to VAT, in a judgment that could have big financial implications for manufacturers of the treats. The tax tribunal ruled that 3...

NDIA scrutinised disabled woman’s social media posts to challenge her eligibility, tribunal decision reveals

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National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff reviewed the social media accounts of a disabled woman applying for the scheme and sent a report to a doctor engaged to provide an expert opinion, a tribunal decision ...

Guardian wins legal challenge over access to employment tribunal papers

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Journalists should be provided with access to documents from employment tribunal cases even in the aftermath of a judgment, it has been ruled, after a successful legal challenge by the Guardian. In a significant victo...

Carillion tribunal: Former KPMG staff turn on each other

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The former KPMG partner in charge of auditing Carillion’s accounts before its collapse has blamed his more junior colleagues for misleading regulators, as former team members turned on each other during a tribunal hea...

Nurse ‘victimised’ for wearing cross at work was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules

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A nurse who claimed she was victimised for wearing a necklace with a Christian cross at work has won a case for unfair dismissal. Mary Onuoha, a theatre practitioner at Croydon university hospital, Surrey, was discrim...

FCDO racially discriminated against black senior civil servant, tribunal rules

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The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office racially discriminated against a black senior civil servant after launching an inquiry into her sex life, an employment tribunal has ruled. Sonia Warner, a civil servan...

Azeem Rafiq settles tribunal case with Yorkshire CCC and receives apology

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Azeem Rafiq has settled his employment tribunal case with Yorkshire amid praise and an apology from Kamlesh Patel, the new chair of the club, for lifting the lid on the racism he encountered while a player at Headingl...

‘Females with fair skin’: Mayfair casino guilty of race discrimination, tribunal finds

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An exclusive London casino racially discriminated against one of its dealers by allowing a request by a patron not to have black dealers at their table, an employment tribunal has found. Semhar Tesfagiorgis, 41, succe...

Review ordered after tribunal finds ‘sexist culture’ in Scotland’s armed police

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An independent review has been ordered after a tribunal found evidence of a “sexist culture” in Scotland’s armed policing. The case was brought by former officer Rhona Malone against Police Scotland alleging sex discr...

Police Scotland ‘boys’ club’ victimised female officer, tribunal rules

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A female firearms officer was victimised by Police Scotland colleagues in a “horrific” workplace culture condemned as an “absolute boys’ club”, an employment tribunal has found. The damning judgment accepted evidence ...

London casino let rich patrons racially abuse staff, tribunal hears

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An exclusive London casino allowed wealthy patrons to racially abuse staff with impunity and “segregated” black employees from gamblers who insisted on white dealers, a tribunal has heard. Semhar Tesfagiorgis, 41, is ...

Gender-critical views are a protected belief, appeal tribunal rules

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The gender-critical views of a researcher who lost her job at a thinktank after tweeting that transgender women could not change their biological sex are a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act, a judg...

Tribunal claims for ageism at work soar since Covid lockdown

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The number of age discrimination claims taken to employment tribunals has increased dramatically in England and Wales since Covid lockdown, according to analysis of Ministry of Justice data. Claims increased by 74% ov...

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