Brooke Watt v Lynsay Jones t/a Vermillion Hair Company, Alex Graham Kimberley Boyd Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNIIT 294/14 695/14
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionA-Typical Working
The claimant alleged that for a period of almost 4 years she was employee of the respondent and that she had been employed throughout that period as a trainee hairdresser. The respondent contended that during this period she had been a student on placement from a Further Education College. The claimant alleged unlawful harassment, unlawful direct discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal.
Employee or student on placement?
The overarching issue for the tribunal to determine was the nature of the employment relationship (if any) between the claimant and the respondent and, in particular, whether the claimant had been a student in receipt of an Education Maintenance Allowance (ESA) funded
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