X v. Y Ltd [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0261_17_0908
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Legal Advice Privilege; Attempt to Cloak Discriminatory Dismissal as a Dismissal for Redundancy; Prima Facie Case of Iniquity

The claimant, X, worked for the respondent company, Y Ltd, until his dismissal in January 2017. The claimant has a medical condition, suffering from Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

In 2011 concerns were raised as to his performance, something which he disputed. He subsequently brought claims before an employment tribunal for disability discrimination in 2015 and raised a grievance in March 2016. A grievance hearing occurred and an outcome letter was received. A voluntary redundancy programme was later announced and X was given three months’ notice of redundancy dismissal. 
Following his dismissal, an anonymous document was sent to him. It was an email sent by A, a

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This article is correct at 15/08/2018

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