Gardner v The Coopers Company & Coborn School Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
The claimant was a teacher and worked for the respondent as a part-time IT teacher until her position became redundant. As part of the redundancy process, other alternatives were looked at, one of which was the position of Maths teacher. The claimant undertook a 4-week trial for this potentially suitable alternative role. In taking on this alternative role, the claimant was informed that she would still be entitled to her redundancy payment and her redundancy date was extended until 31st December.
It was decided early on that the position as a Maths teacher was not a suitable alternative and the decision was made to dismiss the claimant. The issue that arose
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