no compensation for manner of dismissal

In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Botham (FC) v Ministry of Defence the Supreme Court revisited the question of whether, over and above any right to compensation for unfair dismissal, employees can recover damages for the way in which they have been dismissed and specifically in the situation where the employer has failed to…

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discrimination the ground of marital status and a judicial mention for Downton Abbey

The Equality Act 2010, like its predecessors, protects those with the protected characteristic of marriage from discrimination on the ground of that characteristic. Does this concept, originally introduced to deal with the outmoded practice of dismissing women as soon as they married, which still continued into the 1960s, have any current relevance in the 21st…

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increases in tribunal limits

We reported last month the increases in limits for unfair dismissal compensation and calculation of a week’s pay for redundancy and other purposes. The full changes have now been published and are as follows:  – Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: £72,300 (no maximum in discrimination cases)  – Maximum unfair dismissal basic award/redundancy payment: £12,900…

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award of nearly 1m pounds for race discrimination and unfair dismissal

A former NHS worker, Elliot Browne, has been awarded £933,115 in compensation for race discrimination and unfair dismissal. Mr Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust until he was dismissed in 2008. An employment tribunal sitting in Manchester found that Mr Browne had been subjected to discriminatory treatment in the…

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