Rachel Maguire & Mairead Bradley v Samdec Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Case Reference1362/12; 1364/12; 169/14
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The claimants each lodged a claim for unfair dismissal, claiming that they had been constructively dismissed by the respondent. There were also allegations of sexual discrimination which were eventually disallowed by the tribunal for time delay issues. The tribunal had to decide if the termination of the contract of employment amounted to a dismissal or did the claimants leave their employment for some other reason.
Amidst unsatisfactory evidence from all witnesses in the case, the tribunal was convinced that some level of subterfuge was employed by both parties which prevented it from reaching a conclusion as to why the working relationship ended.
However, perhaps the most salient
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