Ikejiaku v British Institute of Technology Ltd [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEAT/0243/19/VP
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Protected Disclosures; Automatic Unfair Dismissal; Time Limits

The claimant, a qualified solicitor and barrister in Nigeria, worked for the respondent as a senior lecturer in business and law.   The claimant began working for the respondent in 2013 and one of the issues in this case was the effect that a ‘new contract’ had in March 2016 which purported to change the claimant’s status from an employee to a self-employed consultant.   The Tribunal, at first instance, held that the contract did not change the legal nature of the employment relationship but rather was drawn up to resolve an ongoing dispute as to pay and payslips that the claimant had raised.

The index issue in the case arose from protected disclosures the claimant made

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This article is correct at 05/10/2020
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