Griffin v Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust  EATPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant in this case was found to have been dismissed unfairly and discriminated against following a period of illness. The employee had a condition known as lupus and had reduced her hours prior to dismissal.
The Tribunal assessed her loss at 25 hours and said that it would stop after a year. The appeal turned on whether the Tribunal erred in adopting the simplified approach rather than substantial loss approach. The case was remitted to the tribunal only to consider continuing loss of earnings. The simplified approach was still held to be correct but the decision needed to be reviewed
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