Really Easy Car Credit Limited v Thompson Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
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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