Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Coronavirus/Covid-19
The claimant started working for the respondent on 14th June 2019 as a laser operator. He did not have a written contract of employment although references were made to the employee handbook which was available online. However, the Tribunal found that the claimant had not been ‘added’ for the purpose of viewing this handbook.
An issue arose in March 2020 when on the 16th March one of the claimant’s colleagues displayed Covid-19 symptoms and was sent home to self-isolate. The claimant later stated that he had worked with the colleague (albeit on an erroneous date) and that he had subsequently developed similar symptoms. The company’s approach to the first
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