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An employment tribunal has ruled that B&Q unfairly dismissed an elderly worker from their branch in the East End of Glasgow.

Ivor Smith was sacked for gross misconduct after helping a customer with change at the firm's Parkhead branch in Glasgow in August 2014. He was dismissed as his till was open for more than three and a half minutes. However, an employment judge has ruled that he was unfairly dismissed, awarding him just under £5,000.


Former employees at clothes store USC after 50 members of staff were given less than 15 minutes notice about losing their job.

Mike Ashley has been criticised for using "disgraceful" and "unlawful" employment practices have all secured a protected redundancy from the firm, with the figure expected to be in the thousands for the vast majority. The firm now lies in the hands of administrators Duff and Phelps.

In total, 88 members of staff lost their job at the USC warehouse in Ayrshire which led to severe criticism of the USC’s parent company Sports Direct.


A chef who was dismissed from West End restaurant Cail Bruich has been awarded over £15,000 at an employment tribunal after citing unfair dismissal.

Christopher Hillis, who has worked as chef de partie at the Glasgow restaurant, was being paid less than the minimum wage, and when he asked the owners of the restaurant about the wages, he received an abusive text message dismissing him a few days later.


An 82-year-old grandad and former soldier has had his unfair dismissal empoyment tribunal case against DIY giants B&Q adjourned until July after he was dismissed for keeping his till open for three minutes.

Ivor Smith was dismissed for leaving his till open for over three minutes at the Parkhead store in the East End of Glasgow, although he did not leave it unattended. The former staff member claimed to have been counting £200 in cash and wanted to check it was accurate. However, he was ushered from the building due to the incident following 12 years of employment with the company.

Following what he described as being treated “with utter contempt” Mr Smith opted to take legal action against his former employer.


When will my dismissal be fair?

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There are certain things you will be required to prove for your unfair dismissal claim to be successful. This post looks at the various aspects of an unfair dismissal claim that are necessary for a claim to succeed.


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