GE Caledonian Ltd v McCandliss [2011] EAT

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Training Contracts

Employment or Training Contracts? This was an appeal against a finding of Unfair Dismissal where the respondent argued that the Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear the case because the claimant was not employed under a contract of employment. The appellant company sponsored the respondent, a former mechanical engineering apprentice, for the purpose of his university degree under a „University Sponsorship‟ contract. The claimant later withdrew from his degree course without completing it. The company informed the Claimant that he had three options which were to return to university, 13 accept an internship (which they were prepared to offer) or resign.

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This article is correct at 20/01/2012

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