Cooke v Poundland Limited [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Working Time, Pay
Issues covered: Itemised Pay Slips; Unfair Dismissal; Holiday Pay

The claimant was employed as a sales assistant at the respondent store.  This was on a fixed term contract to run from 26th November 2015 to 26 February 2016.  The claimant continued to work with the respondent after this fixed-term contract ended.  In November 2018 there was an allegation that the claimant had arrived at work under the influence of alcohol. As a result, she was suspended on full pay pending an investigation. 

By the time of the disciplinary hearing in December 2018, the claimant had been signed off sick due to depression.   The claimant, who suffered from learning difficulties, brought her support worker to the disciplinary

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This article is correct at 14/01/2020

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