Flatman v Essex County Council Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Health and Safety
The claimant was employed as a learning support assistant at an infant school from September 2006. As part of the claimant’s job, she had to assist a pupil using the various bits of equipment which involved lifting the pupil, who had special educational needs. After a number of months, the claimant outlined that she had not received proper manual handling training and the headmaster of the school outlined that this would be organised. The claimant was then off on a period of sick leave due to back pain. On her return, the head teacher stated that the claimant would have to be moved class as staff who were able to help with the individual pupil would have to be moved
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