Kerrie Smyth v The Personal Representatives of Catherine Chivers (deceased)

  • Case Reference
    [2016] NIIT 293/15
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Sickness and Absence
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Some Other Substantial Reason; SOSR; Breakdown in Employer/Employee Relationship

The claimant was employed by the respondent (deceased) as her full time carer from 9 April 2013 until 8 December 2014 when the claimant and respondent met and the former was dismissed. She claimed that she was unfairly dismissed and it was accepted by the respondent that it had not followed any aspects of the statutory dismissal procedure. 

The dismissal was later justified by the respondent based on a total breakdown in the employer/employee relationship. It attempted to argue that a number of incidents contributed to this breakdown and that together they amounted to ‘some other

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This article is correct at 18/03/2016
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