Okwu v Rise Community Action [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEAT/0069/19/LA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Protected Disclosure; Qualifying Disclosure

The claimant had completed three months’ work for the Respondent and was informed that her probationary period would be extended by three months to allow for her suitability to be assessed.  This period of time is well short of the 2 year period of employment requirement to obtain the right not to be unfairly dismissed in England and Wales under Section 108 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (1 year in Northern Ireland under Article 140 of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996).  

Shortly after the extension of the probationary period the claimant was dismissed for myriad

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This article is correct at 09/09/2019
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Jason Elliott BL
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