British Council worker fired for calling Prince George “the face of white privilege”

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British Council worker fired for calling Prince George “the face of white privilege” A former senior manager at the British Council has been fired after calling Prince George the “face of white privilege”. Angela Gibbins, 53, was dismissed from her job in August 2016 after posting the comments about the future King on Facebook.  … Continue reading

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LGBT workers bullied because of their sexual identity

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LGBT workers bullied because of their sexual identity A recent survey has revealed two in five LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) employees have been bullied at work which is 11% higher than other workers. 40% of the LGBT workers who have been bullied have left their job as a result, and 56% have said they have… Continue reading

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Female employee takes legal action against BP for being ‘funny’

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Female employee takes legal action against BP for being ‘funny’ A female BP employee claimed her female employer told her “women simply aren’t funny” and then later sacked her for her sense of humour. The employee is launching legal action against BP, claiming unfair dismissal, sexual discrimination and public interest disclosure.   Kathryn Buttle, was… Continue reading

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Annual leave mix up leaves office workers with £30,000

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Annual leave mix up leaves office workers with £30,000 An employment tribunal heard in Central London, awarded two office workers almost £30,000 due to a mix up with their annual leave entitlement.   Imran Yousaf and Ying-Nan Wang worked 12 hour shifts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for Merrill Corporation. The company provides back… Continue reading

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TUPE and Employee Reinstatement

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TUPE and Employee Reinstatement Where there has been a TUPE transfer, and prior to that transfer, an employee of the transferor company was dismissed, can that employee, on successful claim via the Employment Tribunal, be reinstated to the transferee company?   This was one of the issues raised in the case of Dafiaghor-Olomu v Community… Continue reading

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