Kinnear v Marley Eternit t/a Marley Contract Services [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ET Case No: S/4105271/16
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy, Contracts of Employment, Pay
Issues covered: Breach of Contract; Apprenticeships; Damages

The claimant became an apprentice roof tiler with the respondent in October 2014 and his apprenticeship contract was due to continue until November 2018. As a result of a downturn in business the claimant was informed that his employment was to end on the basis of redundancy. The respondent rejected his appeal against this decision and he claimed for breach of contract. 

The tribunal held that he was entitled to be trained by the respondent and employed by them until his apprenticeship had ended. As his employment had been ended early, and in breach of the contract, the claimant was entitled to receive damages. As the employment judge put it, "His future losses might stretch

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This article is correct at 24/05/2017

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