Aleksandra Goreczna v David Currie and Pamela Currie, t/a Currie’s Spar CASE REF: 1241/14

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Dismissal or Resignation

The claimant worked for the respondents as a Sales Assistant. She was involved in a serious road accident in her home country of Poland whilst on maternity leave and had a lengthy recovery from severe injuries. She claimed that upon her return she told the respondent that she wanted to either extend her maternity leave or to start a sick line. 

The respondent claimed that the claimant informed her that she would have to leave her position and had thus resigned. What the respondent considered to be an ‘exit interview’ was then arranged but at no point were the words ‘resign’ or ‘dismiss’ used by either party. An e-mail was then sent to the claimant setting out what was discussed at the

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This article is correct at 13/11/2015

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