Gemma Armstrong v Aine YatesPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Contracts of Employment
The Claimant was dismissed by the Respondent on 26 July 2013. She worked 10 hours per week and was paid £61.90 per week. The Claimant had taken the respondent’s children to Portrush for the day without seeking the respondent’s permission or authority for doing so and had kept the children out all day while the respondent expected them back at lunchtime. The claimant argued that the failure to follow the statutory disciplinary procedures rendered the dismissal automatically unfair and that the respondent failed to provide written terms and conditions of employment. She claimed breach of contract and unfair dismissal.
The Tribunal found the claimant’s claim of unfair dismissal to be
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