Mrs E Jolly v Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Age Discrimination; Disability Discrimination; Breach of Contract; Failure to Follow Capability Procedure

The claimant, an 88-year-old hospital secretary, worked for the NHS Trust from 1991, when she was 61 years old, until her dismissal on 22 January 2017.

She has become the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination case after she was sacked when colleagues complained about her age and “frailty”.  She brought claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination on the grounds of age, disability discrimination and breach of contract.

In 2015, the Trust redesigned its administrative, clerical processes and structures that supported the patient pathway. The patient pathway is the Trust’s way of describing the route that a patient takes from first contact with the NHS – usually with the GP

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This article is correct at 06/03/2019

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