Jamie Louise Boyle v Glasswater Lodge Retirement Home Limited (CASE REF: 1323/14)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Constructive dismissal; Variation of contract

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Care Assistant but resigned her employment on 30 April 2014 by letter, in which she set out lengthy grievances as to how she had been treated. Whilst the claimant claimed unfair constructive dismissal, the dispute in the case centred around the classification of the claimant and whether she had been promoted to a higher grade position with better pay. 

In effect, the claimant was working at two separate grades and being paid two different hourly rates, depending on the work she did. The claimant invited the tribunal to infer a variation in her contractual terms. It was clear that any ‘variation’ to the claimant’s contract was informally

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This article is correct at 14/08/2015

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