First instance employment tribunal judgments are now available online.
Employment Appeal Tribunal judgments have been available online for some time but the availability of first instance decisions is new. The earliest available judgment dates back to May 2015 and it is understood that judgments are being added gradually.
A rather unique divorce case was heard in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday this week, fittingly on Valentine’s Day. Mrs Tini Owens brought an appeal against an earlier ruling which stated that she could not divorce her husband of 39 years.
In the 2013 study by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) (now re-named the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (BEIS) on Payment of Tribunal Awards, only around 49% of successful claimants had been paid the compensation awarded by an employment tribunal in full.
In Creighton v Together Housing Association Ltd ET/2400978/2016 the employment tribunal has held that an employer fairly dismissed an employee upon discovering that he had posted derogatory comments about his employer and his colleagues some years previously.