Patricia Flanagan v Belfast Metropolitan College Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNIIT 1085/15
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Contracts of Employment
The claimant had been employed by the respondent as ‘Creativity and Innovation’ lead. She was dismissed on 6 March 2014 following an investigation and disciplinary process. The claimant appealed, in accordance with the employment contract, to an Independent Appeal Committee (IAC) which allowed the appeal and ordered her reinstatement to her substantive role.
Despite the legally binding direction from the Appeal Committee, the respondent offered the claimant a return to work focusing on an ‘Employability Project’ which in reality was not a return to work on the same terms. The claimant made it clear that she did not accept the new position as a reinstatement but the respondent
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