Cooke v Poundland Limited Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Working Time, 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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