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Employment Tribunals Service

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many actions under employment law have been brought against his Department in each of the last three years; how many such actions were brought under each category of action; and how many such actions were contested by his Department at an employment tribunal. (277414)

The information requested about actions against the Department under employment law is given in the following table.

Nature of the case

Outcome

Number

2008-09

Equal pay claim

Case withdrawn by claimant

2

Disability Discrimination Act

Case withdrawn by claimant

2007-08

Unfair dismissal

Case withdrawn by claimant

3

Disability Discrimination Act

Case withdrawn by claimant

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation

Case contested by Department. Tribunal found in favour of the Department

2006-07

Constructive dismissal

Case withdrawn by claimant

2

Unfair dismissal

Case withdrawn by claimant