Really Easy Car Credit Limited v Thompson [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Automatic Unfair Dismissal; Sex Discrimination; Pregnancy; Date of Knowledge; Findings of Fact; Shifting of the Burden of Proof

The claimant worked for the respondent, a small family-owned company that sells second-hand cars. She began employment with the business on 20 June 2016. This was subject to the completion of a three-month probationary period, during which time her contract could be terminated by either side on one week’s notice.

The claimant discovered she was pregnant towards the end of July. She failed to report for work one morning as she was experiencing abdominal pain and had to go to hospital. None of this information was relayed to management. An incident ensued on the morning that she returned to work resulting in a meeting with the HR manager. It became apparent that certain issues had been raised

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This article is correct at 08/03/2018

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