Muslim banker who made Christmas Day work calls was unfairly dismissed, says employment tribunal

A Muslim banker who lost his £130,000 job after emailing and calling his bosses on Christmas Day was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled. 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 2019. In the year leading … Read more

Lecturer unfairly sacked from role for using too many question marks in texts, tribunal finds

A university lecturer has won a £15,000 payout after being unfairly sacked from job for ‘aggressive’ behaviour – by sending too many question marks in text messages. Dr Binoy Sobnack, a physics lecturer at the University of Loughborough, created an ‘intimidating tone’ with his use of ‘multiple punctuation marks’, a tribunal heard. He was removed … Read more

One in three BME workers say they’ve been unfairly turned down for a job, says study

One in three black and minority ethnic workers have been unfairly turned down for a job, pay rises or promotion, a new study suggests.  The research also indicates that black and minority ethnic staff are twice as likely to be kept on insecure contracts, or forced to reapply for their jobs on worse terms and … Read more

BBC Radio 3 pledges to play more classical music by ‘unfairly forgotten’ BAME composers

BBC Radio Three has pledged to play more music from composers from ethnic minority backgrounds – who bosses say have been ‘unfairly forgotten’. Amid a push for a ‘more diverse repertoire’, the radio station, which focuses on classical music and opera, will shine a spotlight on the work of BAME composers. It comes as seven … Read more

NHS executive fired after complaining her colleagues ‘kept breathing on her’ was unfairly dismissed

NHS executive who was fired after complaining her colleagues ‘kept breathing on her’ was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules Gifty Poku accused her colleagues of making ‘distracting noises’ near her desk She was accused of ‘regularly’ blowing air back at members of staff Mrs Poku was deputy head of corporate accounts at Barts Health NHS Trust  … Read more

Sam Armytage makes astonishing claim she was treated unfairly at work for being childless

Sam Armytage makes astonishing claim she was treated unfairly at work for being childless – as ‘bosses don’t as much of you if you’re a wife or mother’ By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia Published: 21:54 GMT, 27 February 2021 | Updated: 21:54 GMT, 27 February 2021 Sunrise host Samantha Armytage has made extraordinary … Read more

Dr Alex George believes ‘some’ Love Islanders are ‘unfairly tarnished’

Love Island‘s break-out star Dr Alex George has insisted being on the ITV2 show can ‘tarnish’ you ‘unfairly’ and that many of the stars ‘try to do their best’. Many former reality stars have been slammed across the pandemic for fleeing to sunnier climes and flaunting their beach-going escapades in the faces of their followers, … Read more

Sky News whistleblower was unfairly sacked, hearing rules

Sky TV whistleblower wins dismissal case after he reported studio manager over ‘sexually degrading remarks’ about female stars including Helen Mirren and Kay Burley Sky TV worker Sean Duffy had reported Sky News floor manager Jimmy Lacey He had claimed to witness the behaviour towards Helen Mirren and Kay Burley He alleged his disclosure contributed to … Read more

Sky News sexual harassment whistleblower was unfairly sacked, hearing rules

Sky TV whistleblower wins dismissal case after he reported studio manager over ‘sexually degrading remarks’ about female stars including Helen Mirren and Kay Burley Sky TV worker Sean Duffy had reported Sky News floor manager Jimmy Lacey He had claimed to witness the behaviour towards Helen Mirren and Kay Burley He alleged his disclosure contributed to … Read more

Insurers unfairly rejecting claims for cancelled weddings

‘We fought for £9.5k refund’: Insurers are unfairly rejecting claims for cancelled weddings By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:27 BST, 25 August 2020 | Updated: 22:27 BST, 25 August 2020 Fighting back: Teachers Lidia Szmid, 30, and partner Adam Burton, 32 Insurers are unfairly rejecting claims for cancelled weddings.  But one couple … Read more